The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, Shri Pranab Mukherjee releasing the First Day Covers of Mechanical Training Institute (MTI) Tambaram and 125 Helicopter Squadron Pathankot, during the presentation of the prestigious President’s Standard and Colours, at Air Force Station Tambaram, Tamil Nadu on March 03, 2017. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is also seen.

President presented standard to IAF at Tambaram

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

The President Pranab Mukherjee presented the ‘Standard’ to 125 Helicopter Squadron and ‘Colours’ to Mechanical Training Institute of Indian Air Force at Air Force Station, Tambaram, Tamil Nadu on Friday.

In his address, Mukherjee complimented the 125 Helicopter Squadron and Mechanical Training Institute of Indian Air Force and said these units have a glorious past, embedded with rich heritage, stellar efforts and selfless service to the Nation. For their unflinching devotion, professionalism, ethos and courage, the Nation honours them with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation.

India is a responsible and emerging power in a multipolar, multilateral world. The ever changing socio-economic and geo-political scenario in our region of influence demands a strong deterrent against those with nefarious designs to affect the progress, prosperity and security of our Nation. Apart from providing deterrence against inimical entities, both external and internal, our Armed Forces have been at the forefront of providing succour to our citizens during natural calamities. The relentless and selfless operations showcase the fortitude and determination of its gallant air warriors.

The President said that the Indian Air Force has evolved into a technologically advanced entity whilst safeguarding the sovereignty of our Nation. The resilience and tenacity displayed by the air warriors is worthy of emulation by the youth of our country.

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