Jammu, Sep 29 (PTI) Nearly 7,000 civilian visitors thronged the Indian Air Force station here which organised a two-day static display of military assets here to mark the second anniversary of the surgical strikes, a defence spokesperson said Saturday. Also Read - Coronavirus: IAF's C-17 Globemaster, That Brought Back Stranded Indians From China, to Leave For Iran Today

The enthusiastic civilians participated in the 86th anniversary celebrations of the IAF along with the second anniversary of the surgical strikes carried out by the Army across the Line of Control, the spokesperson said. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Air Force Flight Leaves For Wuhan With 15 Tonnes of Medical Supplies

The two days event “Parakram Parv” started with inauguration by group captain N K Choubey, officiating Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Air Force station, Jammu on Friday and culminated Saturday evening. Also Read - 'Wanted to Show Ghus Kar Maarenge,' Says Ex-Air Chief Dhanoa on First Anniversary of Balakot Airstrikes

“The event witnessed a huge turnover of nearly 7,000 enthusiastic visitors comprising of students of various age groups and civilians of Jammu. The visitors were amused with the special display MI-17 helicopter, Air Force Garud commandos with their state-of-art weapons, and various other activities,” the spokesman said.

He said a selfie point with mighty MI-17 helicopter in the background was the prime attraction of the event.

“The event has been quite effective to put a positive impression in the hearts and minds of the visitors about Armed Forces as a friendly force,” the spokesman said.

He said they were highly appreciative of the gallant actions undertaken by the brave armed forces in various eventualities.

“The youth were highly motivated to join the armed forces and serve the country in an elite manner,” the spokesman said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.