Dubai Air Show 2021: Indian Air Force Contingent to Participate

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Dubai Air Show 2021-Indian Air Force Contingent to Participate

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent will be participating in the biennial Dubai Air Show 2021 to be held at the Al Maktoum International Airport from November 14 -18, 2021.


The IAF has been invited by the UAE government to perform along with some of the best 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.

According to a government official, Five Dhruvs, the advanced light helicopters (ALH) of the Sarang Team, 10 BAE Hawk 132 aircraft of the Suryakiran Team, and three LCA Tejas aircraft were inducted at the Dubai Air Show on November 9. The induction was supported by the IAF’s C-17 Globemaster IIIs and C-130J Super Hercules.

On arrival, the contingent received a warm welcome by Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Mohammed al-Balushi of the UAE Armed Forces and other officers of the UAE Air Force. The teams are now preparing for the opening ceremony on November 14, 2021.

While the Sarang team has previously participated in the Al Ain Grand Prix in UAE in 2005, Suryakirans and the Tejas will be showing off their swashbuckling aerial manoeuvres for the first time.