President Ram Nath Kovind, the supreme commander of the armed forces, will award the prestigious 'President's Standard' to the 223 Squadron and the 117 Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on November 16.
During a ceremonial parade scheduled to be held at the Air Force Station, Adampur, in Punjab on November 16, the Commanding Officer of the 223 Squadron, Grp. Cpt. Prabhat Malik and the Commanding Officer of the 117 Helicopter Unit, Wg. Cdr. N Batra will receive the 'President's Standard', a statement by the Air Force said.
The president will also release a 'First Day Cover' of the 223 Squadron and the 117 Helicopter Unit during the ceremony.
Operational outfits of the IAF become eligible for award of President's standard on completion of 18 years.
"The selection is based on their performance and achievements, both during peace and hostilities. This honour is an acknowledgement of the meritorious services rendered by the selected units," the statement said.
Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command along with other dignitaries would also witness the ceremony, the statement added.
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