Suryakiran Aerobatic Team of the Indian Air Force has always been the pride of the nation because of its professionalism and precision which has been proven time and again.
The team, popularly known as the Ambassadors of the Indian Air Force, has the distinction of being amongst a handful of 9 aircraft formation Aerobatic team in the world. The team is based in Bidar, Karnataka and flies nine Hawk Mk132 aircraft, designed by BAe (British Aerospace) and licence manufactured in India by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited). The team is led by Gp Capt GS Dhillon and consists of 12 pilots, 3 engineering officers, 1 administrator, 1 doctor and a ground crew of 150 air warriors.
The team was formed in the year 1996 and has been personifying the motto of the Indian Air Force “Touch the sky with glory” ever since.
The team has completed more than 600 displays across the length and breadth of India and in several foreign countries.
Last year Swarnim Vijay Varsh was celebrated all over the country and participating in the same, the team undertook flypasts in various cities like Dehradun in the North, Mumbai in the South West, Rameswaram in the south and Pasighat in the East.
The team’s motto is “Always the Best” and last year were planned to perform at Guwahati and they will be performing on 26 and 27 September 22 at Lachit Ghat, Guwahati.
LT COL Mahendra Rawat PRO , Defence Guwahati shared this through a press release.
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee