Air Force Academy Combined Graduation Parade Held Today

combined graduation parade

A Combined Graduation Parade with full military splendour was held at Air Force Academy Dundigal today to mark the successful completion of pre-commissioning training of Flight Cadets of various branches of Indian Air Force.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, was the chief guest and reviewed the passing-out parade. During the function, he conferred the ‘President’s Commission’ on 127 including 23 women graduating trainees of various branches.

Addressing the young cadets, he said that they are prepared to fight the enemy across the entire spectrum of the warfare and are the primary custodian of Air Defence of the country.

Further, the IAF Chief assured all the parents that they will provide the best training and equipment as their beloved take the pledge to safeguard the unity and integrity of the nation.

After the ‘pipping ceremony’ the reviewing officer gave awards to the Flying Officers who excelled in various disciplines of training. Flying Officer Arunabha Chakraborty from the flying branch was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’ and President’s Plaque for standing first in overall merit in pilots’ course. Flying Officers Aayush Pandey and Purnendu Kumar Singh were awarded President’s Plaque for being first in overall merit in Navigation and Ground Duty branches respectively.

Earlier in the day, the amber sky dawned sagely over the academy and spectators were mesmerised with the breathtaking aerobatic display by ‘Sarang’, the helicopter aerobatic team of IAF, ‘Suryakiran’ the Hawk Aerobatic display team and PC 7 aircraft. The skydiving team of Indian Air Force ‘Akash Ganga’ enthralled the spectators by painting the blue skies of Dundigal with tricolour and a perfect landing right in front of them.



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