Coimbatore: The Indian Air Force On Monday (September 30) organised an air show and displayed their fighter aircraft and helicopters at Sulur Air Force Station, near Coimbatore.

Different fighter jets and aircraft were displayed at the air show including Tejas, Antonov An-32 transport aircraft, helicopters among others.

The air show and display were held in the run-up to the 87th Air Force Day celebrations which will be organised on October 8.

The show was attended by school children and teachers who were briefed about the utility and the applications of the various aircraft and weapons which were on display.

"The main focus is to prove our aerial strength and motivate youngsters to join the Indian Air Force," officials of the IAF said.

The Indian Air Force was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India which was under colonial rule. King George VI gave it the prefix "Royal" for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.