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Specatular aviation expo in Mumbai
Indian Air Force (IAF) began a two-day expo in in Mumbai today,which is also a tribute to industrialist J.R.D Tata's pioneering work in aviation.

A plethora of air combat weapons, armaments including helicopters like Chetak, hi-end fighter jets Sukhoi 30s and MIGs, Jaguars, radars and live missiles are on display at the city's main fair ground.

Officials said the expo would inspire youngsters to consider the armed forces as a lucrative career option.

"Our Air Force collegues have taken the initiative to bring to the youth and people of Bombay the Indian Air Force, the fourth largest in the world. Give them an opportunity to know about its strength, its aircrafts and its personnel, all that it takes to run and maintain it," said vice admiral Madanjit Singh who inauguarated the expo.

There efforts were surely well taken.

"I has always been curious about how our forces work. After coming here I have been really inspired and want to join the navy, army or the air force and work for the nation," said an enthusiastic Ravikant, a college student.

As grand finale the Air Force will present a 90-minuted 'Fly-Past' in the city on October 17 where the Air Force stuntmen will perform breath-taking feats, which include airplane formations, swings, glides, dives and drops.

The state-run Air India, whose foundation stone was laid by JRD Tata, on its part will also fly its Airbus A310 and a Boeing 747 at 1,000 feet height along with two Sukhois. The IAF's Surya Kiran will sign off with an aerobatic show.

JRD or Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was the second child ofpioneer industrialist Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata and developed an interest in flying during his childhood years spent in France. He ook work as an employee in his father's steel company in 1925 ut was catapulted as the group chairman in 1938, He was just 4.


Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 7:01 AM


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