As a part of proactive programmes to connect with the youth, the IAF flagged off a student interaction drive, named ‘Guardians of the Sky’ at Air Force Station New Delhi. The drive is aimed to closely interact with students in seven cities across Central and Western India so as to create awareness about IAF in general and career opportunities in the officers’ cadre in particular. Selected young IAF officers in customised Gypsies, along with support staff, flagged off’ by Air Marshal PR Sharma AVSM, Air Officer-in-charge Personnel, covered six cities – Gwalior, Indore, Nasik, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad, before being ‘flagged in’ at Nagpur on 05 October 13, after covering over 3000 kms. Enroute, the ‘Guardians of the Sky’ would meet young men and women at nine premier educational institutes in these cities, including the IITs at Mumbai, Hyderabad and Indore. An IAF Adventure team, comprising parasailing instructors, powered hang gliders and a micro light aircraft, forms a part of the drive.