Srinagar. After 14 years, an airshow was held in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, in which various fighter jets and Chinook helicopters of the Indian Air Force performed amazing feats. Officials said the airshow was organized by the Air Force Station in Srinagar and the government was part of the event as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The Galaxy Sky Diving and Surya Kiran Aerobatic Display teams of the Air Force took part in it.
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He said that the main objective of the program was to make the youth of Kashmir Valley aware, motivate them to join the Air Force and promote tourism in the region. The theme of the event was ‘Give Wings to Your Dreams’. Hundreds of children and people from schools across the Valley witnessed the event at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Center (SKICC) near Dal Lake here. It was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. The event began with the IAF’s oldest fighter aircraft ‘MiG 21’ flying over the famous Dal Lake and the spectators at SKICC.
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Four MiG-21 fighter jets saluted from the sky towards the stage and the audience applauded. After this, the Galaxy Sky Diving team performed a surprising feat and the pilots jumped from the planes. A 10-member team led by Squadron Leader Aftab Khan performed thrilling feats on the ground. The team members opened their parachutes and performed various compositions. The Indian National Flag, Air Force Flag and Galaxy Flag started waving in the sky. The team also made a three-member tricolor composition in the sky. After this three Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft reached the sky. People were stunned to see his feat and ‘Thrissur’ composition above Dal Lake. After this, the Suryakiran Aerobatic Display Team gave its presentation in the sky. Apart from this, the Boeing Chinook CH-47 helicopter also showed its feats.