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Chandigarh: Air Force Station to organize Air Show at Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, September 17, 2021:
Air Force Station Chandigarh in association with UT administration is organizing an Air Show of Suryakirans and other aircrafts at Sukhna Lake on 22nd September, 2021 (Wednesday) at 4.30 PM for a duration of one hour on the occasion of “Swarnim Vijay Diwas” of 1971 war.
The event also coincides with the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee year of Air Force Station Chandigarh, which was established in the year 1961.
Over the years, 12 Wing Air Force Station Chandigarh has become one of the biggest/pivotal air bases of the Indian Air Force equipped with the latest aircrafts. The Formation Aerobatics Units of the Indian Air Force called the ‘Suryakiran Aerobatic Team’ is equipped with HAL built Hawk aircrafts. This team has performed world over and has the distinction of being amongst the nine aircraft formation Aerobatic Team in the World.
The Team’s motto is “Always the Best” and will be undertaking low level Aerobatic displays over Jalandhar on 18th September, Chandigarh 22nd September, Srinagar on 26th September, Air Force Station Hindon for Air Force Day and Pune on 16th October, 2021. At Chandigarh, the Air Show will be held over Sukhna Lake and is open to the public.
This mega event is free and open to all to witness around the 'walking track' of Sukhna Lake. Citizens are requested to follow COVID appropriate behaviour and cooperate fully with Police in this regard. No admission would be permitted without the face masks. Citizens and tourists can also witness the show on 21st September, 2021 on the full dress rehearsal day and are encouraged to come to avoid rush during the main event. To avoid rush at the Sukhna Lake, people are advised to witness the show from their rooftops, wherever possible. Further spectators are advised not to bring any eatable items etc. that may attract birds which can pose threat to the participating aircrafts.
The Chandigarh Police have been instructed to strictly enforce COVID appropriate behaviour during the event.
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