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75 Aircraft Including 5 Rafale To Feature In Grandest Flypast Ever On R-Day: IAF

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Mumbai: The Republic Day parade at Delhi’s Rajpath this year will see the “grandest flypast ever” with 75 aircraft to mark the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, IAF PRO Wing Commander Indranil Nandi said on Monday.

These 75 aircraft will also include five Rafale.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Indian Air Force said, “The Republic Day Parade at Rajpath will witness the grandest flypast ever with 75 aircraft including aircraft from the Indian Air Force, Army and Navy. This is in line with the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. Five Rafale to fly over the Rajpath in the Vinaash formation.”

17 Jaguar fighter aircraft will fly in the shape of ’75’ to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The PRO said that the Navy’s MiG29K and P-8I surveillance aircraft will also fly in the Varuna Formation. India will celebrate its 73rd Republic Day on 26 January this year, honoring the historic date when the country completed its transition towards becoming an independent republic after the coming into force of the Constitution.

As part of the celebrations, an annual Republic Day parade is held at Delhi’s Rajpath. Meanwhile, a contingent from five Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, who will be the chief guests of the Republic Day 2022 celebrations, has arrived in Delhi to participate in the event.

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