3 units of IAF get citation for role in eastern Ladakh
Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary on Friday awarded 'unit citation' to three squadrons of the Indian Air Force for their role in boosting India's military presence in eastern Ladakh last year following the military standoff with China in the region. The units presented with the 'Chief of Air Staff's citation' are No. 47 Squadron equipped with MIG-29 fighter aircraft, the 116 Helicopter Unit and 2255 Squadron that operates the OSAAK-M surface-to-air guided weapons, officials said. The units were awarded during the 89th Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon airbase on the outskirts of the national capital. Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a border standoff in several areas in eastern Ladakh for nearly 17 months though the two sides carried out disengagement in a number of friction points.