Thursday, 8 October 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #18

october 8th, 1932 - the Indian Air Force was established in british india. its motto, "nabhaḥ spr̥śaṁ dīptam" meaning "touch the sky with glory" is taken from the 11th chapter of the bhagavad gita.

the first squadron was commissioned the following year with four westland wapiti biplanes and five indian pilots. 

a westland wapiti biplane, the first kind of aircraft to be used by the IAF, seen flying above new delhi.



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