Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria is likely to fly with MiG-21 pilots to Srinagar tomorrow to mark the first anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes. Top sources in the Air Force told India Today TV that IAF chief Bhadauria is expected to himself fly a MiG-21 Bison aircraft with the 51 Squadron of the Indian Air Force.

This is the same unit that was activated following the Balakot airstrikes last year and Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman was a part of it.

Sources said Mirage-2000 fighters may also be part of the display tomorrow.

Besides this, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria will also address a seminar titled 'Indian Air Force: No war, no peace' at the DRDO Bhawan on Friday. In the seminar, he is likely to speak about the Balakot airstrikes and the air skirmish on the following day (February 27, 2019).

In the wee hours of February 26 last year, the Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes on terror camps in Balakot inside Pakistan. These airstrikes were carried out in the aftermath of February 14 Pulwama terror attack where 40 CRPF Jawans were killed when an IED-laden SUV rammed into a CRPF convoy.