President awards standards to IAF units

President Pratibha Patil handed out standards to the IAF’s 108 Squadron and 105 Helicopter Unit at a glittering ceremony on Wednesday marked by aerobatic display by the force’s aircraft.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Gorakhpur | Published: March 26, 2009 1:07 am

President Pratibha Patil handed out standards to the IAF’s 108 Squadron and 105 Helicopter Unit at a glittering ceremony on Wednesday marked by aerobatic display by the force’s aircraft.

Describing the units as “Aapastu mitram” (a friend in need),Patil gave away the standards in recognition of selfless and committed services to the country by both units over the last 50 years.

She said the armed forces are well capable of defending the borders of the country. “We do not wish to be involved in any conflict,but should it be thrust upon us… our armed forces will rise to the occasion and bring glory to the nation,” she added.

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