Port Blair, Jan. 20: During the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Events Week Celebration, an array of activities will be organized in A&N Islands. In the spirit of Jan Bhagidari, the programmes have been designed to promote large scale public involvement in all the events, so that the citizens can take inspiration from our national heroes and carry forward the great ideals that they stood for.

To add color to the mega event at Port Blair, the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team will exhibit the air show in the skies of Marina Park. The aim of the aerobatic display is to showcase the professionalism and skill of the Indian Air Force pilots as well as to instill a sense of patriotism in the youth of the country. The SKAT display will be held on January 22 from 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm at Marina Park and on January 23 from 4 pm to 4:30 pm at the Netaji Stadium.

Surya Kiran is an aerobatics demonstration team of the Indian Air Force formed in 1996.  The team enthralled spectators in India and abroad till winding down in 2011. In 2015 the team was resurrected on Hawk MK 132 and has steadily built up to four to six to nine aircrafts formation and has reclaimed its position as one of the best nine aircraft display teams in the world, and the only 9 aircraft team in Asia. The display season from September to March will see the team perform as many as 35-40 displays, which will comprise an impressive repertoire of graceful 9ac composite formations followed by the heart stopping synchro maneuvering. The team takes immense pride in showcasing the highest standards and traditions of the IAF and the nation. Teamwork, professionalism and confidence in each other’s abilities are the hallmark of the team members. Suryakiran, strives to be the best aerobatic steam in world, living upto the squadron moto – “Always The Best”.