Republic Day Parade: IAF Sarang helicopter team’s STUNNING flypast over Kartavya path – WATCH

The Indian Air Force will put on its best display in the Republic Day 2023 parade, which will include a contingent of over 50 aircraft, including a maiden display of 9 Rafale fighter jets on January 26, 2023. In addition, several fighter aircraft are also included. Jets including Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Tejas LCA and cargo aircraft like C-130J Super Hercules will also showcase their flying capabilities. But like every year, the star of the attraction will be the Indian Air Force’s Sarang Acrobatic Helicopter Display Team, which is widely regarded as one of the best display teams globally.

The IAF Sarang team is practicing ahead of the main Republic Day Parade on Jan 26, 2023 and have shared a video on Twitter revealing their formation and stunts. The video shows the Sarang team of the Indian Air Force performing an exercise flypast on the duty path, formally known as Rajpath, where the Republic Day parade takes place.

The IAF Sarang Helicopter Aerobatics Team is one of the few such teams in the world and performs dangerous coordinated stunts in India and abroad, showcasing their exceptional accuracy, precision and flying skills. The IAF Sarang team uses a customized Dhruv ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) for the stunt and has special red and white livery on the choppers.

Dhruv ALH is India’s most advanced indigenous helicopter being developed and manufactured by HAL. Dhruv has been used for a variety of roles ranging from SAR, Evac and RTR operations in addition to attack capabilities for an attack variant called Rudra. The helicopter is a twin engine chopper that can carry 14 passengers with two pilots and has a cruise speed of 250 km/h.