Indian Air Force air show today: Chinook helicopters showcase aerobatic performance

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In honor of its 91st Anniversary, the Indian Air Force (IAF) treated the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, to a spectacular aerial exhibition over Bhojtal Lake. The event showcased the IAF’s formidable air capabilities and prowess through thrilling aerobatic displays.

The highlight of the exhibition was the CH-47F (I) Chinook helicopters of the Indian Air Force, which performed breathtaking aerobatic maneuvers over Bhojtal Lake, leaving spectators in awe.

Earlier in the day, the IAF had taken to social media, specifically Twitter, to announce the event, stating, “On the occasion of its #91stAnniversary, the Indian Air Force will be carrying out an aerial display at the Bhojtal Lake in Bhopal.”

Prior to the main event, the Central Air Command (CAC) provided a glimpse of the SU 30s in a Trishul Manoeuvre during an air display practice. Additionally, the renowned aerobatic team, the Suryakirans, took to the skies above Bhojtal Lake, further adding to the excitement.

To ensure the smooth flow of traffic and parking during the Indian Air Force’s air show, the traffic police released specific guidelines. The event was scheduled to take place at the Boat Club, situated at the Upper Lake in Bhopal.

Access to the event at the Boat Club was restricted to pass holders, with passes being distributed to attendees in advance. For the convenience of the general public eager to witness the program, arrangements were made along VIP Road, spanning from Retghat to Khanugaon.

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Visitors arriving via VIP Road were directed to park their vehicles at designated locations such as Sadar Manzil, Old RTO Office, and near Koh-e-Fiza Square. From these points, they were required to access VIP Road on foot. It’s worth noting that vehicle entry was restricted from Polytechnic Square and Kilol Park in the direction of the Boat Club.

For those holding passes to attend the event, the organizers offered parking options in specific areas along VIP Road. These designated parking areas included the Polytechnic College campus, Manas Bhawan campus, in front of Bharat Bhawan, and the Tagore Girls Hostel campus, ensuring a smooth and organized experience for all attendees.