IN PICS | Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, 235 cadets join IAF


IN PICS | Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, 235 cadets join IAF
(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)
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(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)

The Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) was held at the Air Force Academy at Dundigal near Hyderabad on Saturday to mark the culmination of the training of 235 flight cadets of flying and ground duty branches of the Indian Air Force.

(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)

Vowing to safeguard the safety and security of the country, the officers who completed over a year of rigorous training were commissioned in different branches of the Indian Air Force.

(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)

Of the graduating officers, there were 22 women officers. The event also awarded ‘Wings’ to nine officers from the Indian Navy, nine from the Indian Coast Guard and one officer from Vietnam on completion of their flying training.

(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)

The parade also witnessed the commission of 25 cadets who had joined the National Defence Academy four years ago as Ground Duty branches. Now, they have been inducted into the IAF in various branches like administration, logistics and technical services.

(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)
(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)

IAF officers perform a paragliding stunt.

(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)
(Photo |Vinay Madapu, EPS)

As the Flying Officers celebrated their success along with their families, the combined graduation parade ended with an aerobatic show by SU-30 MKI and synchronous aerobatics by the Sarang Helicopter Display Team and the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team.

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