Puri: Daredevil pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Suryakiran squadron on Sunday displayed a spectacular airshow along the Puri coastline.
Hundreds of residents, tourists, college and school students witnessed the show.
Ace pilots flying nine Hawk MK130 aircraft presented a number of acrobatic stunts like the arrowhead, barrel roll, upside down formations while flying low with great speed.
There was uncertainty over the airshow as meteorology department predicted rain on Sunday.
Though it rained on Saturday night, the sky was, clear on Sunday morning and the airshow began at 10. .20 AM as scheduled.
Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, minister of sports and culture Tusharkanti Behera IGP Narasingh Bhol and district collector Samarth Verma among others witnessed the show from the blue flag beach.
Senior Air Force officers Air Commodore Ran Singh and Rabindra Rawat were present with their staff.
Almost every roof of the hotels located within Ten km. stretch of the beach from Sanskrit university to Sterling hotel was full to witness the event. UNI XC BD DSP