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To attract youth, IAF to put on air show in Nagpur on Sept 27

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The 'Sarang' helicopter display team will perform during the fest. An IAF photo

NAGPUR (PTI): As part of the 83rd Anniversary celebration of the Indian Air Force, the 'Air Fest-2015' will be held on September 27 at its Headquarters Maintenance Command in Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur.

The objective is to motivate the local youth to join IAF, an Indian Air Force statement said here.

The air show will include a formation flypast by MI17 V5 helicopters and Avro aircraft, aerial display by powered Hang Glider and Aero Modeling.

'Akashganga', the sky diving team of IAF comprising para jumpers of Paratroops Training School, Agra, will also exhibit its skills, said Wing Commander Samir Gangakhedkar, Defence PRO, in the release.

Other attractions will be 'slithering' by commandos of IAF, a performance by the Air Warrior Drill Team (AWDT), etc.

The Air Fest will conclude with a display by the famous 'Sarang' Helicopter Display team flying the indigenously built ALH Dhruv helicopter.

There would be publicity stalls to address queries about career opportunities in the Air Force.

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