IAF Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria will award unit citation to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron for preventing the aerial attack and shooting down a Pakistani F-16 jet.
According to reports, this award will be received by commanding officer Group Captain Satish Pawar on Air Force's 87th anniversary celebrations on October 8.
Wing Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman’s 51 Squadron to be awarded unit citation by IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria for thwarting Pakistani aerial attack&shooting down a Pakistani F-16 on Feb 27. Award to be received by commanding officer Group Captain Satish Pawar (file pic) pic.twitter.com/lQjf4dLzT6— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2019
The 9 Squadron whose Mirage 2000 fighter jets dropped laser-guided bombs on the Jaish camp inside Pakistan on February 26 will be awarded a citation.
Reports mention that Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal's 601 Signal Unit will get a citation too for preventing an approaching air strike by Pakistani jets on February 27.
On the occasion of the 87th anniversary, IAF has planned a lot of events which include air display by various aircraft. The airshow will commence with flag bearing skydivers of renowned AKASH GANGA Team jumping from AN-32 aircraft.