New Delhi, October 8
Indian Air Force units that were in the forefront during the crisis with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and also during the air strike in Balakot in February 2019 have been decorated with ‘unit citation’ by Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Air Force day on Friday.
Those awarded include a unit of the MiG 29 jets based at Adampur, Punjab, an attack helicopter unit based at Jodhpur and an air defence missile unit based in Kashmir.
The 47 Squadron of the IAF that flies the MiG-29 Upgrade aircraft has been awarded for its twin roles. First, for its air defence deployments after the pre-emptive strikes by the IAF on Balakot in February 19. “The Squadron flew extensively and maintained a constant vigil to ensure that there were no misadventures by our adversaries,” said the citation.