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IAF helicopters Sarang perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad. 

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Photos: On Air Force Day, India Celebrates Its Air Heroes

Here’s a look at how India honoured its air heroes to mark the 87th Air Force Day. 

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Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in presence of the IAF chief and senior officials of the three armed forces.

People all across the country, including the top leaders, expressed their gratitude towards the force.

The IAF was founded on 8 October 1932. Since then, the force has participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions.

Here’s a look at the mega celebrations which marked the 87th anniversary of the Indian Air Force.

The celebrations took place in presence of Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria and other senior officials.

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The Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world.

Apart from defending the Indian air space, the air force also delivers humanitarian aid and disaster relief material during natural calamities.

The Air Force Day parade took place at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

Tendulkar attended the Indian Air Force (IAF) Day celebrations at Hindon Air Force Station.

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