Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 10
An Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent will be participating in the biennial Dubai Air Show to be held at the Al Maktoum International Airport from November 14 to 18.
The IAF has been invited by the Government of UAE to participate with the Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatics Teams.
The contingent received a warm welcome by Maj Gen Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Mohammed al-Balushi of the UAE Armed Forces and other officers of the UAE Air Force.
The IAF teams will be performing along with some of the well known aerobatics and display teams in the world, including the Saudi Hawks, Russian Knights and the UAE’s Al Fursan. In addition, the IAF’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas shall be part of the aerobatics and static displays during the show.
The Suryakiran team will be flying the BAE Hawk jet and will make its debut at the show. It will be a debut for the Tejas too.
The Sarang team will be on five Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Sarang Team has previously participated in the Al Ain Grand Prix in UAE in 2005, the Dubai Air Show.
Some of the IAF equipment has been moved by the IAF’s C-17 Globemaster and C-130J Super Hercules.
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