IAF jets reach Colombo to feature in Sri Lanka Air Force’s 70th anniv celebrations

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Sri Lanka
File photo of Tejas

New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Suryakirans, Sarang and Light Combat Aircraft Tejas have reached Colombo to take part in the 70th anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF).

The IAF jets will participate in an Air Show at Galle Face, Colombo, scheduled from March 3-5, 2021, on an invitation from Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, Commander of the SLA, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Defence.

IAF & SLAF have seen active exchanges and interactions for a number of years in diverse fields like training, operational exchanges and through professional military education courses, the statement added.

“IAFs participation in the 70th anniversary celebration of SLAF is a further manifestation of the strong professional bonds that the two Air Forces share,” it added.

The IAF Suryakiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) had earlier toured Sri Lanka in 2001 for the 50th anniversary celebrations of SLAF.

As the IAF aircraft take to the skies of Colombo to mark the event, they will script another significant chapter in the traditionally strong IAF-SLAF ties.