Flying colours

  • The Sarang helicopter formation display team of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is made up of four HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd) Dhruv helicopters. Photographs: Aniruddha Chowdhury/MintThe Sarang helicopter formation display team of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is made up of four HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd) Dhruv helicopters. Photographs: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
  • The Flying Bulls team from the Czech Republic performing aerobatics at Aero India 2013.The Flying Bulls team from the Czech Republic performing aerobatics at Aero India 2013.
  • The Sarang helicopter formation has been among the most popular displays at Aero India over the last decade.The Sarang helicopter formation has been among the most popular displays at Aero India over the last decade.
  • The Rafale stall at the show.The Rafale stall at the show.
  • The de Havilland Tiger Moth, a World War II vintage trainer aircraft, opened the show.The de Havilland Tiger Moth, a World War II vintage trainer aircraft, opened the show.
  • The cockpit of the Rudra, the latest version of the advanced light helicopter manufactured by HAL.The cockpit of the Rudra, the latest version of the advanced light helicopter manufactured by HAL.
  • The IAF’s first Pilatus PC-7 MkII basic trainer made its public debut at the show.The IAF’s first Pilatus PC-7 MkII basic trainer made its public debut at the show.
  • The weaponized version of the Rudra, on display at the HAL stall.The weaponized version of the Rudra, on display at the HAL stall.