Retired Air Warrior Celebrates 100th Birthday; Air Force Chief Sends Wishes, Card & Cake

In a heartwarming gesture, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday celebrated the 100th birthday of a retired officer in Trivandrum. Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria conveyed his birthday greetings to Warrant Officer PD Pandian and IAF officials also delivered a birthday card and cake to his residence.

The Indian Air Force tweeted a video where the officials can be seen singing a birthday song for the retired officer. “Sir, like a true air warrior, you have overcome the challenges of life and have gained memories and experiences of a Century. Jai Hind!!!,” the IAF said on Monday.

“Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria conveyed warm greetings and heartiest congratulations to Warrant Officer PD Pandian(Retd) on his centenary birthday celebration. A birthday card & cake was delivered to the WO on behalf of the CAS. Wishing you many more,” IAF said in another tweet.

‘Gained memories & experiences of a Century’: IAF chief conveys birthday greetings

Besides, the Indian Air Force on Monday inducted an indigenously designed and manufactured pod called ARPIT, which will be used for evacuation of critical patients suffering from infectious diseases like COVID-19 from isolated and remote areas. “The IAF has designed, developed and inducted an Airborne Rescue Pod for Isolated Transportation (ARPIT),” said the IAF in a statement.

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