Hyderabad: The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of victory in the ‘Kargil War’. During the war, the Indian Air Force had conducted Operation Safed Sagar and was pivotal in shaping the war’s successful course and outcome for India. As part of the anniversary celebrations, a static display of Kiran aircraft, Pilatus aircraft, Chetak helicopter and equipment was organised at Air Force Station Hakimpet, Hyderabad today.
A spectacular aerobatic display by the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team, Kiran aircraft, Microlight aircraft and Chetak helicopter enthralled the gathering. Motivational lectures with special reference to the Kargil Air War were given at the venue. Students of schools and colleges from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad visited the base. The objective of the celebration was to evoke a feeling of patriotism especially amongst youth and to pay homage to the valiant soldiers.