The IAF and the SLAF have been interacting for several years in diverse fields like military training and operational exchanges

The Indian Air Force’s fixed wing 'Suryakirans’, rotary wing ‘Sarang,’and Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’ will participate in an Air Show at Galle Face, Colombo, scheduled from March 3 to 5 as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

To participate in the Air Show, the IAF aerobatic display teams have already arrived in Colombo on Saturday on an invitation from Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, Commander of the SLAF.

The IAF and the SLAF have seen active exchanges and interactions for a number of years in diverse fields like training, operational exchanges and through professional military education courses.

The IAFs participation in the 70th anniversary celebration of the SLAF is a further manifestation of the strong professional bonds that the two Air Forces share.

The IAF Suryakiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) had earlier toured Sri Lanka in 2001 for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the SLAF.

As the IAF aircraft take to the skies of Colombo to mark the event, they will script another significant chapter in the traditionally strong IAF-SLAF ties.