Air Force Day 2019
The air show and display were held in the run-up to the 87th Air Force Day celebrations, which will be organised on October 8.Twitter/ANI

An air show was organised by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday (September 30), in which the air force displayed of their fighter aircraft and helicopters at Sulur Air Force Station, near Coimbatore.

Several fighter jets and aircrafts were displayed at the air show, which included Tejas, Antonov An-32 transport aircraft, helicopters among others.

The air show and display were held in the run-up to the 87th Air Force Day celebrations, which will be organised on October 8.

The show was attended by schoolchildren and teachers who were briefed about the utility and the applications of the various aircraft and weapons which were on display.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) team is taking part in the Garuda-VI war drill with French Air Force on French skies. India's frontline fighter Sukhoi-30MKI (Su-30MKI) is comparing skills with Dassault Aviation's Rafale multirole fighters.@IAF_MCC/twitter

"The main focus is to prove our aerial strength and motivate the youngsters to join the Indian Air Force," officials of the IAF told news agency ANI.

The Indian Air Force was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India which was under colonial rule. It was given the prefix "Royal" by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.