Adampur (Punjab): President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday awarded standards to two squadrons of the Indian Air Force at a ceremony here.
The standards were awarded to the 223 Squadron (Tridents) and 117 Helicopter unit (Himalayan Dragon) for excellence.
Kovind, on his maiden visit to Punjab after taking office, inspected a guard of honour at the forward air force base.
Kovind, in his address, said citizens have a sound sleep knowing that the borders were in the safe hands of “our brave defence personnel”.
The IAF gave an impressive aerial display on the occasion.
Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa and several dignitaries were at the event.