IAF fighter jets roar over Srinagar skies ahead of first-of-its-kind air show

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On the eve of the first air show of its kind on the shores of scenic Dal Lake on September 26, the skies over Srinagar roared with the fighter jets and their aerobatic exercise on Saturday.

The event will see fighter jets, helicopters and parachutes hover over the picturesque sky of Dal Lake to enchant the public and will be hosted by Indian Air Force (IAF) Station Srinagar and the government of Jammu and Kashmir to attract young people to the aviation sector and also to boost tourism in the Valley.

The exhibit will include an aerial exhibit by Surya Kiran’s aerobatic team, a paramotor and powered glider exhibit, Flypast from Mig-21 Bison and Aerobatics from Su-30 Aircraft. The event will be reported by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Center (SKICC) overlooking Dal Lake.

According to Kashmir’s District Commissioner PK Pole, in order to provide a platform for young people, the Tribal Affairs Department at the air show will shortlist 30-40 young people from different tribal communities.

“The shortlisted youth will receive free pilot training,” and added that because the famous Bengaluru Airshow is focused on showcasing aviation technology, the Srinagar Air Show focuses on career opportunities in this industry.

Officials said more than 3,000 college and high school students are expected to take part in the show to witness the IAF’s impressive maneuvers.

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