IAF aircraft to participate in Dubai Air Show
The Indian Air Force contingent includes the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas
An aircraft contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will participate in the Dubai Air Show that will be held from November 14 to November 18.
This will include the IAF's Sarang and Sueyakiran teams.
These teams will be performing along with some of the best aerobatics and display teams in the world, including the Saudi Hawks, Russian Knights and the UAE’s Al Fursan.
In addition, the IAF’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas shall be part of the aerobatics and static displays during the show, the ministry of defence said on Wednesday.
The Indian contingent inducted at the Dubai Air Show on November 9 includes five Dhruvs, the advanced light helicopters (ALH) of the Sarang Team, 10 BAE Hawk 132 aircraft of the Suryakiran Team, and three LCA Tejas aircraft.
The induction was supported by the IAF's C-17 Globemaster IIIs and C-130J Super Hercules.
On arrival, the contingent received a warm welcome by H. E. Staff Maj Gen Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Mohammed al-Balushi of the UAE Armed Forces and other officers of the UAE Air Force. The teams are now preparing for the opening ceremony on 14th November 21.
While the Sarang Team has previously participated in the Al Ain Grand Prix in UAE in 2005, Suryakirans and the Tejas will be showing off their swashbuckling aerial maneuvers for the first time in the Gulf nation.