Srinagar air show makes a comeback after 14 years, captivates people

Srinagar, Sep 26 (PTI):
The skies over Srinagar roared on Sunday morning with fighter jets and Chinook helicopters exhibiting adrenaline-pumping manoeuvres at an air show conducted after 14 years here. The air show organised by the Air Force Station, Srinagar and the government is part of the ongoing ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, officials said.
The IAF’s Akash Ganga skydiving and Suryakiran Aerobatic Display teams took part in it. The main aim of the show, under the theme of ‘Give Wings to Your Dream’, was to raise awareness among the youth of the Kashmir Valley and motivate them to join the Indian Air Force and to promote tourism in the region, they said. The event was witnessed by hundreds of school children and people from across the valley at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) overlooking the Dal Lake here. It was flagged off by J-K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
The event started with the oldest fighter jets of the IAF — MiG 21s — flying over the famous Dal Lake and past the enthusiastic audience at SKICC. The four MiG 21 fighter jets roaring in the sky presented a salute in right turn to the dais as they flew past, receiving a thundering applause from the audience.

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