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The Indian Air Force, which formally commenced its operations on 8 October 1932, is celebrating its 88th Foundation Day today. The Air Force first flew on April 1, 1933. The first operation was against the tribesmen in Waziristan. It was expanded during the Second World War. During this time its role in Burma was important. In 1945 it was called the Royal Indian Air Force, but in 1950 the word Royal was dropped as soon as it became a republic.

The responsibility of the Indian Air Force is to protect India from all possible dangers, as well as relief and rescue operations in disasters. The Air Force has been involved in many wars – World War II, Indo-China War, Operation Cactus, Operation Victory, Kargil War, India-Pakistan War, Congo Crisis.

Today the Airforce is divided into five operational and two functional commands. Each command is headed by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Air Marshal rank. The objective of operational command is to carry out military operations using aircraft in the area of ​​responsibility. Functional command is responsible for being prepared for war. According to Flight International, the Indian Air Force has 1,721 aircraft, including the Su-30MKI, Jaguar, Mirage-2000, Apache and Chinook. Rafael also joined Fly Past for the first time.

The world’s first internal pacemaker implant

Arne Larsen, who was the first internal pacemaker.

Arne Larsen, who was the first internal pacemaker.

Arne Larsen was introduced to Sweden on 8 October 1952 as an internal pacemaker. This was the first internal pacemaker implant. It stopped working in three hours. Had to undergo surgery again the next day. Larsen survived until 2001 and underwent several surgeries, replacing more than 25 units.

The world’s first transcontinental air race

In 1919, the first transcontinental air race was started. There were a total of 63 airplanes, including 15 from San Francisco and 48 from New York. These aircraft were to complete 5,400 miles round-trip. Lieutenant Belvin Maynard had returned to New York in 21 hours three days and won the championship.

Today’s date is also known for these events-

  • 1856 Second opium war started between Britain and China.
  • 1860 Telegraph line launched between L&SF.
  • 1936 Famous Hindi writer and novelist Premchand died.
  • 1952 The Harrow and Weldstone rail accident killed 112 people in England.
  • 1965: The Post Office Tower opened in London.
  • 1973 Britain’s first independent radio station, LBC, started.
  • 1996: At the conference in Ottawa, nearly 50 countries agreed to ban landmines worldwide.
  • 2000 ः Vojoslav Kostunica became the President of Yugoslavia.
  • 2001: US President George W. Bush established the Office of Homeland Security.
  • 2001: Cessna took a wrong turn at Milan’s Linaté Airport in Italy and collided with an SAS airline that was about to take-off. 118 people were killed in this accident.
  • 2003: China accepted Sikkim as part of India.
  • 2004: Monsanto’s patent on Indian wheat revoked.
  • 2005: More than 80 thousand people died due to earthquake in PoK, Afghanistan.
  • 2007: Former Bangladesh Home Minister Mohammad Nasim was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
  • 2008: US President Bush signed legislation approving US business in India’s nuclear market.
  • 2009: A suicide car bomb attack took place outside the Indian embassy in Afghanistan, killing 17 people.
  • 2009: 17 Indian police personnel martyred in Naxalite attack in Maharashtra’s Bhamragarh taluka.

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