Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari unveiled a new ensign to mark Air Force Day on October 8. The Air Force Day parade this year was conducted at Prayagraj and the flypast was over the Sangam – the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna.
The new ensign was made public at the parade. This is the first change to the ensign since 1951, when the Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) ensign was changed to make it look Indian.
After Independence, the IAF ensign was created by replacing the Union Jack with the Indian Tricolour and the RIAF roundels were replaced with the Tricolour roundel.
The new ensign has the Air Force crest in the top right corner. The crest has the national symbol, the Ashoka lion, on the top with the words Satyameva Jayete in Devanagari below it. A Himalayan eagle, with its wings spread, has a ring in light blue colour encircling it with words Indian Air Force.