Squadron Leader Ajmer Singh Of Indian Air Force Creates A Record In Order To Motivate People To Join Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force (IAF) ranks fourth amongst the largest airforces of the world, closely behind USA, Russia and China, with an estimated 1,380 state-of-the-art aircrafts and employs more than 1,27,000 best trained personnel. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict, but they also play a crucial role in rescuing people whenever natural disasters strike.
Adopting Bhagvat Gita quote नभः स्पृशं दीप्तम् (Nabhaḥ Spr̥śaṁ Dīptam) meaning Touch the Sky with Glory as their motto, the men and women in IAF live by it every single day by winning glory through making and breaking records in flying . Recently, on October 28th Squadron Leader Ajmer Singh flew 101 sorties in a single day with various categories of passengers in Powered Hang Glider (a type of aircraft).
In case you are wondering what's a sortie? A sortie is a short or relatively brief trip away from your home base. What makes this news important, is that the Squadron leader Ajmer Singh undertook a sortie not once but 101 times, every time he flew with a new passenger in tow at an Airforce Station in Bhisiana and in the process he created a record. He did all this to mark 86th anniversary of Indian Air Force Aero Adventure Activities which is an event organised to promote the spirit of adventure and motivate people to take up a career in Air Force.
With such an impressive record, no wonder people from all walks of life have come forward to congratulate the IAF and the Sqn Ldr Ajmer Singh for the remarkable feat.
Picture Source: IAF/Facebook; India Times
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