Residents of Jalandhar City witnessed a spell-bound experience on Wednesday when 9 Surya Kiran planes performed magnificently in the skies. The squad of 9 Surya Kiran planes flying in a particular pattern in the sky showed many acrobatics one after the other.


People living in city as well as in cantonment area were full of praises for the brave Surya Kiran team. Earlier, they were seen performing on Tuesday in the city sky.


Reasons behind the arrival of Surya Kiran Aerobatic teams in Jalandhar


·       Surya Kiran team came here to pay tribute to Param Vir Chakra winner Flying Officer Nirmal Singh Sekhon on his ‘Balidaan Divas’. A special program was organized in village Isewal of Ludhiana on Tuesday. Air Marshal BK Krishna of the Indian Air Force attended the event.


In the air show organised, the pilots of Surya Kiran planes stunned the people by demonstrating different patterns in the sky.


·       On September 17th and 18th, an air show is being organised by the Indian Air Force and Vajra Corps at Katoch Stadium in Jalandhar cantonment. Nine pilots of the special team had taken off from Adampur to practice today three days ahead of the show.


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“We had practiced here for our upcoming air shows. We have one in Jalandhar on September 17 and 18 and another at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on September 23 and 24. We will make various patterns and formations, which will not just be visible from the designated venues but up to several kilometres around the area. For instance, during our event in Jalandhar, people even residing in Model Town will be able to watch us perform from their rooftops around 9.45 am, said Sq Ldr Navjot Singh.


Navjot Singh is a 2006 passout of Sainik School, Kapurthala. He is a part of the squad who will perform in the Surya Kiran team.




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