The President of India,
Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the ‘Standard’ to 125 Helicopter
Squadron and ‘Colours’ to Mechanical Training Institute of Indian Air
Force today (March 3, 2017) at Air Force Station, Tambaram, Tamil Nadu.
Speaking on the occasion, the President complimented the 125 Helicopter
Squadron and Mechanical Training Institute of Indian Air Force and said
these units have a glorious past, embedded with rich heritage, stellar
efforts and selfless service to the Nation. For their unflinching
devotion, professionalism, ethos and courage, the Nation honours them
with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation.
The President said that India is a responsible and emerging power in a
multipolar, multilateral world. The ever changing socio-economic and
geo-political scenario in our region of influence demands a strong
deterrent against those with nefarious designs to affect the progress,
prosperity and security of our Nation. Apart from providing deterrence
against inimical entities, both external and internal, our Armed Forces
have been at the forefront of providing succour to our citizens during
natural calamities. The relentless and selfless operations showcase the
fortitude and determination of its gallant air warriors.
The President said that the Indian Air Force has evolved into a
technologically advanced entity whilst safeguarding the sovereignty of
our Nation. The resilience and tenacity displayed by the air warriors is
worthy of emulation by the youth of our country.