Indian Air Force Day 2023

Indian Air Force Day: Date, History, Theme and Significance

8th October

Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on October 8th every year to honor the Indian Air Force, which was founded in 1932.

This day is a special time to say thank you to the brave men and women who serve in the Indian Air Force.

On Indian Air Force Day 2023, there are many events and ceremonies held  all over India to honor the Indian Air Force and its personnel.

The Indian Air Force was officially established on October 8, 1932, as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire.

At that time, it was known as the “Royal Indian Air Force” (RIAF). Its  primary role was to provide air support to the British Army in India.

After India gained independence from British rule in 1947, the prefix  “Royal” was dropped, and the force became known as the Indian Air Force.

Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief  of the IAF in 1954, marking a significant milestone in the force’s  history.

The Indian Air Force Day 2023 theme is "Airpower Beyond Boundaries." It shows how the Indian Air Force aims to go beyond limits, projecting strength globally.

The Indian Air Force Day 2023 parade and air show are happening in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. It's the first time Air Force Day is celebrating here.