The flypast during the Republic Day parade this year will be one of the “largest and grandest” flypasts that have taken place over Rajpath, an Indian Air Force Spokesperson said on Monday. A total of 75 aircraft will take part in the flypast coinciding with 75 years of Independence with the aviation assets of the Army and Navy joining the IAF.
The parade would end with the ‘Amrit’ formation featuring 17 Jaguar aircraft flying in the shape of ‘75’ to mark 75 years of independence, according to Wg Cdr Indranil Nandi, PRO Western Air Command.
Other major formations include ‘Vinaash’ formation by five Rafale jets, ‘Baaz’ formation featuring one Rafale, two jaguars, two Mig-29s and two SU-30MKI aircraft.
The Navy would also take part in the flypast with a P-8I maritime patrol aircraft and two Mig-29Ks flying in ‘Varuna’ formation. The P-8I and Mig-29Ks had earlier…