President Pranab Mukherjee has said the Indian Air Force has been fulfilling its role of protecting the Indian skies and safeguarding the sovereignty of the country. He said, the air force has also provided aid to the citizens during natural calamities.
Presenting the President’s Standard to the 119 Helicopter Unit and President’s Colours to 28 Equipment Depot of the Indian Air Force at Air Force Station in Jamnagar in Gujarat today, Mr Mukherjee said, the resilience and tenacity displayed by the Air Warriors is a great source of encouragement and a matter of pride for the Nation.
He said, the massive relief operations undertaken by the Indian Air Force during many natural calamities in the past is all etched in the people’s memories. The President said, nation is immensely proud of the Indian Air Force and remains eternally indebted to the air warriors for their selflessness and sacrifice.
The President said India is firmly committed to peace and equality for which the country needs an effective deterrence and a strong defence force. He said, the Armed Forces give the confidence in the Nation’s ability to face any aggression and safe guard its interests.