Indian Air Force Gets A New Flag After 72 Years
Prayagraj, Oct 9 (TNA) On the Air Force Day on Sunday, the Indian Air Force changed its flag after 72 long years. The current flag has the lion of the Ashoka Pillar and below it 'Satyamev Jayate' is written in Devanagari. The historical Ashoka Pillar is also the coat of arms of India. Below is a Himalayan eagle with its wings spread, showing the fighting qualities of the Indian Air Force
The new look flag was unveiled on Air Force Day at Bamrauli Central Air Command Headquarters in Prayagraj. The Air Force was established on 8 October 1932. After 72 years, the Air Force has changed its flag. Earlier it was known as Royal Force. After this it was named Royal Indian Air Force. After the independence of the country, in 1950, the word Royal was removed and the name Indian Air Force was changed and the flag was also changed.
After the Navy, now the Air Force has also got a new flag. On the 91st Foundation Day of the Air Force in Prayagraj, the new flag was unveiled by Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary in the presence of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan. The new LAF flag has been designed to better reflect the values of the Air Force.
On Sunday, the new flag was first hoisted on a moving platform by four air warriors and brought before the Air Force Chief. After that the Air Force Chief unveiled the new flag. At the same time, a large flag was raised from behind the two drone curtain walls in front of them. Which has been kept as the background of the parade.
After this the new ensign was hoisted on the flag pole the old version was removed from there. It was folded and handed over to the Air Force Chief with full respect and will later be included as an exhibition in the Air Force Museum. During this, Air Force aircraft Mi-17V5 flew low with the new flag of the Air Force.