Affiliation of IAF 17 Squadron with Army's Sikh Light Infantry regiment signed
Army Chief General M M Naravane was present on this occasion.
The affiliation of the regiment with the Rafale Squadron of the Western Air Command will assist them in development of mutual understanding of joint ethos, capability, limitations and core competencies of other service through common understanding of military tactical doctrines and concepts in the contemporary conflict environment, according to an official statement.
The 'Golden Arrows' symbolises the golden radiance of the creator, rising heavenwards, illuminating the entire universe.
The squadron played an active role in the 1965 war against Pakistan.
It was commended for its brilliant role in the 1971 war.
The President's Standards were awarded to the squadron in 1988 in recognition of its dedication to the cause of the nation.
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