Ministry of Defence

President Honours Premier Units of IAF

Posted On: 09 FEB 2018 1:23PM by PIB Delhi


The Hon’ble President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, has given consent to ward the prestigious President’s Standard to 51 Squadron and Colours 230 Signal Unit of the Indian Air Force on   22 Mar 2018. The ceremony will be conducted at Air Force Station Halwara in Punjab, which is one of the premier airbases of the Indian Air Force. The standards and colours will be presented to the units by the Hon’ble President in a special ceremonial parade. The President will also release a First day Cover of the recipient units to commemorate the historic event. 51 Squadron and 230 Signal Unit have been nominated for the awards of Standard and Colours for their exemplary dedication, thorough professionalism and extra ordinary contribution to the national security, both during war and peace. The parade will be accompanied by the Air Force band and the ceremony would culminate with a scintillating display by the Air Warrior Drill Team and aerobatic display.



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