The 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron was commanded by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the Kargil war in 1999.
'Fun' video on Air Chief BS Dhanoa sending Adolf Hitler into frenzy goes viral, leaves IAF red-faced
IAF sources claimed that it was a fun video shown at a function held in honour of Dhanoa who is retiring next month, and was not meant for public.
The defence and security cooperation between India and Thailand have been on an upswing for the last few years.
Sources said a high-level team of the Indian Air Force is already in Paris to coordinate with the French officials on the handing over ceremony.
The first variants of the MiGs entered the IAF 55 years back, in 1964 as its first supersonic jet.
You choose a multi-role Mirage 2000 aircraft armed to the teeth with weapons such as the MICA, Griffin LGB, Spice 2000 bombs and 30 mm autocannons.
Speaking at a seminar on '20 years of Op Safed Sagar', Dhanoa said precision bombing capability was very much needed during the Kargil operations where targets were very small and at high altitudes.
Dhanoa was speaking at a seminar in Delhi, organised by the Centre for Air Power Studies, to commemorate IAF's Operation Safed Sagar during the 1999 Kargil conflict.
Nambiar, who is also one of the strong contenders to become IAF chief after Dhanoa, had flown Mirage 2000 during the Kargil war, while Dhanoa had commanded a Mig-21 squadron.
Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Dokalam since June 16 after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army.