India displays its air power and manufacturing capabilities in Lankan air show

By Mena FN

Given the competitive geo-political arena and the fact that China and Pakistan are pushing their envelops in a coordinated way, India will be displaying its air power and aircraft manufacturing abilities in Sri Lanka at the Sri Lankan Air Force’s 70th Anniversary celebrations here from Mar 3 to 5.

To commemorate the anniversary a fly past and an aerobatic display is also being organized for the first time in Sri Lanka at a grand scale at Galle Face from 03-05 Mar 2021.

The Indian High Commission said in a press release on Sunday that ‘as a gesture of solidarity, and in keeping with years of close interaction and camaraderie between the two countries and their militaries, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy will participate in the event with an Aerobatic Display by Sarang (Advance Light Helicopter), Surya Kiran (Hawks), Tejas Fighter Aircraft, Tejas Trainer and the Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft.’

A total of 23 aircraft of the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy would participate in the grand event.

The deployment of such wide variety and huge inventory of aircrafts and helicopters of IAF and Indian Navy is testimony to the strong bonds of friendship and close interoperability shared between the corresponding forces of India and Sri Lanka services, the High Commission added.

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