The President of India, Ram Nath Kobind on 10 October has awarded the Indian Army’s Aviation Corps with the prestigious presidential colours. The supreme commander of the Indian Armed Forces conferred the award to the Aviation Corps during a grand ceremonial parade, following which Dhruv helicopters performed a flypast with the AAC’s regimental flag soaring high, at the Indian Army Combat Aviation Training School in Nashik.
Why are the Presidential colours awarded?
The presidential colours are awarded to a military unit, to recognise the tireless, longstanding and meritious services rendered to the nation. The AAC’s reception of the coveted colour’s by the country’s nominal head highlights the corps excellence in military aviation in both war and peacetime operations.