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Cockpit view of Rudra formation by IAF, fly-past features 75 aircraft at R-Day parade

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Cockpit view of Rudra formation by IAF, fly-past features 75 aircraft at R-Day parade

New Delhi: The cockpit view of the Rudra formation by the Indian Air Force (IAF) enthralled the audience at the 73rd Republic Day celebrations at the majestic Rajpath on January 26, 2022.

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The cockpit view of the Rudra formation was led by Col Sudipto Chaki of 301 Army Aviation Special Operations Squadron with National Flag comprising two Dhruv helicopters and two ALH Rudra Helicopters.

Grand fly-past features 75 aircraft for the first time

This year’s grand fly-past featured 75 aircraft for the first time.

The tableau of the IAF at the Republic Day parade displayed the theme ‘Indian Air Force Transforming for the Future’. The tableau showcased the scaled-down models of MiG-21, Gnat, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Aslesha radar and Rafale aircraft.

Squadron Leader Manish Kumar and Squadron Leader Ashirwad Mishra were present on the tableau as a fighter pilot and forward area controller respectively. Squadron Leader Shashi Prakash Mishra is the intercept Director of IACCS and Fit Lt Shivangi Singh standing as the fighter pilot of Rafale Aircraft.

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