India, Oct. 8 -- The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 87th anniversary on Tuesday. A ceremonial parade and air drills of both vintage aircraft and modern fleet will be part of the celebrations at IAF's Hindon base.

IAF in a tweet said, " #AFDay19: On the occasion of 87th Anniversary, Indian Air Force extends its heartfelt greetings to the courageous air-warriors & their families. The Courage, Valour, Commitment, Dedication & Zeal are inspiration for all."

The aircraft that will take to skies on Tuesday include the newly-acquired Apache attack helicopters and the Chinook heavy-lift helicopters, another new entrant in the force.

The Apache was procured from the United States and has the ability to carry out lethal attacks beside...