Air Force Day: MiG-29 gets upgrade | PM salutes air warriors and their families

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has saluted air warriors and their families on Air Force Day.

“A grateful nation salutes our valorous air warriors and their families on Air Force Day. They keep our skies safe and are at the forefront of serving humanity in times of disasters. Proud of the Indian Air Force”, the Prime Minister said.

On the same day, a major development comes for the India Air Force’s beast — MiG-29 – which has gained in strength and ferocity after an upgrade, giving the force which is battling a shortage of fighter aircraft a much-needed boost, according to officials. 

The Russian origin aircraft, now capable of effecting mid-air refuelling, is compatible with latest missiles and can launch multi-dimensional attacks, Flight Lieutenant Karan Kohli, who is deployed at Adampur Air Force Station, said.