President to award "President's Color" to Army Aviation Corps

President to award "President's Color" to Army Aviation Corps

President to award "President's Color" to Army Aviation Corps

The Honorable President of India and the supreme commander of Indian Armed Forces, Shri Ram Nath Kovind would be awarding the prestigious "President's Colour' to Army Aviation Corps during a grand ceremonial parade on 10 Oct 2019 to be held at combat Army Aviation Training School, Nashik Road. 

Presentation of Colour is Acknowledgement of the meritorious service rendered by Army Aviation Corps over the years by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces

Army Aviation Corps of Indian Army has been conferred with 02 Maha Vir Chakra, 16 Vir Chakra, 13 Shaurya Chakra, 115 Sena Medal and 45 Mention in Despatches. 

President's Colour is a visible symbol of excellence and has been earned through dedication and worthy contrubution both during war and peace. The Army Aviation Corps has proved their mettle and lived upto the motto of "Swift and Sure" they have made their presence felt from the icy heights of Siachen Glacier to the Rann of Kutch.

The Army Aviation Corps is a component of the Indian Army, and was formed on 1 November 1986. The aviation arm is headed by a Director General of the rank of Lt General at the Army HQ, New Delhi.
The army aviation pilots are drawn from other combat arms, including artillery officers, to form a composite third dimensional force for an integrated battle. Indian Air Force operates & flies attack Helicopters like the Mil Mi-25/Mi-35 and HAL Rudra which are owned and administered by the Indian Air Force, but under the operational control of the Army & play a major role to support the armoured columns and infantry.

Apart from the attack role, helicopters like the HAL Chetak, HAL Cheetah and HAL Dhruv provide logistical support for the Indian Army in remote and inaccessible areas, especially in the Siachen Glacier.

Jai Hind!!

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