The Air Force Academy conducted its Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) ceremony at Dundigal in Hyderabad on Saturday (June 20, 2020). The event began at 8.45 am and as many as 123 air warriors including 19 women officers got commissioned by the Indian Air Force (IAF). This was the 205th course of the Indian Air Force Academy of pre-commissioning training of Flight Cadets of various IAF branches.
The parade was reviewed by Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria. Following the Passing Out Parade, Pilatus, Kiran Hawk, Chetak helicopters and an aerobatic display by Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) of the IAF carried out a flypast.
Like the Indian Military Academy’s Passing Out Parade, parents and family members of the cadets was not able to attend the POP due to the restrictions imposed to stop the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
The graduating IAF officers will directly report to their assigned squadrons and units unlike previously when they used to be given a break of meet their families.