Diamond Jubilee of IAF Black Archer (47 Squadron)

Published on February 16, 2020
Current context: No. 47 Squadron of Indian Air Force, commemorated its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, organised at Air Force Station Adampur on 14-15 February 2020.
Diamond Jubilee of IAF Black Archer (47 Squadron)
  • Aerial display by the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team, IAF vintage Flight, Air Devils and performance by the Air Warriors Drill Team were held on the Occasion of completion of 60 years of its service to the nation.
  • The Squadron was formed on 18 December 1959 at Air Force Station Halwara.
  • It has operated Toofani, MiG-21 FL and MiG-29 fighter aircraft and has taken part in both 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars.
  • The motto of the unit, “Karmani Vyapurutham Dhanuhu” is translated as “My bow is always stretched for its task”.
  • The crest of the unit is a figure of a kneeling ‘BLACK ARCHER’ with a drawn bow, depicting poised readiness.


Q.1 Which Squadron Unit of the Indian Air Force has recently commemorated its Diamond Jubilee celebrations?
a. IAF 17 Squadron
b. IAF 1 Squadron
c. IAF 60 Squadron
d. IAF 47 Squadron

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