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Indian Air Force soldiers march past the IAF C-17 Globemaster during Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New Delhi, India, Thursday. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha announced Thursday that the IAF would soon have women fighter pilots

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Indian Air Force soldiers march past the IAF C-17 Globemaster during Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New Delhi, India, Thursday

Indian Air Force "Sarang" helicopter display team performs during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi...Indian Air Force "Sarang" helicopter display team performs during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi October 8, 2013. The IAF celebrated its 81st anniversary on Tuesday.

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Indian Air Force Sarang helicopter display team performs during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi. The IAF celebrated its 81st anniversary on Tuesday.