This is a book of a different genre-the first of its kind on the Indian armed forces. It narrates with great élan, the glorious ceremonial traditions of the IAF in a pictorial from showing some of the most fascinating and colourful images of the fourth largest Air Force in the world in its ceremonial best. It is published by Ritana Books in association with Indian Air Force.
This book starts with IAF’s participation in the most important ceremonies associated with the President of India. It then provides glimpses of national, inter-services, Air Headquarters and formation level ceremonies. Besides dealing with the ceremonies like Republic Day, Independence Day, Martyrs’ Day, it also highlights the traditions of the IAF in honouring a guest, initiation into the force through graduation parade and other ceremonies. It shown activities of the Air Force which are performed in the Mess as also on sports field. The book includes some of the most breathtaking and exclusive photographs of IAF’s aerobatic display and skydiving formation.
The book is a result of extensive research into an unexplored area. There are over 400 colour and rare black and white photographs and illustration. Written by Wing Commander R K Mandal – a keen observer of IAF ceremonies and traditions – the book makes very absorbing reading.