Indian Air Force 2007

A Miniature Sheet consisting of 4 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the 75th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force (1932 – 2007) :

2310 Platinum Jubilee of Indian Air Force [India Miniature Sheet 2007]

Issued on Oct 8, 2007

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to release a set of postage stamps to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the Indian Air Force.

This set of four stamps is a tribute to the Indian Air Force and its professional skills which have been honed to match with the best in the world.

Credits :
& FDC : Kamleshwar Singh
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Miniature SheetMint Condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500, 500, 500 & 1500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.8 Million each

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

About : 

  • The Westland Wapiti formed the nucleus of the Indian Air Force in April 1933 with four aircraft. They were used for escort for convoys, reconnaissance in the North West Frontier Province starting, anti bombing and anti-submarine roles. The sole surviving Wapiti aircraft is now maintained in the Air Force Museum at Palam.
  • The Airborne Warning and Control System is an aircraft equipped with sophisticated radar, communication and other electronic equipment to detect and track intruding aircraft(s) whilst still deep within enemy territory. With the induction of AWACS the long felt need for the country for an “eye in the sky” to ward off any airborne threat will be achieved to a great extent.
  • Induction of IL78 MKI Flight Refueller Aircraft is a giant leap in operational capability of the Indian Air Force. This force multiplier inducted in IAF three years ago has increased the offensive potential of our air superiority fighters and deep penetration strike aircraft manifold and enabled them to operate to their full potential.
  • Dhruv is the first indigenously designed and developed helicopter in India developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. The Dhruv has been showcased by Sarang Helicopter Display team both internationally and domestically apart from performing operational tasks.
  • Text : Based on material provided by Indian Air Force.

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