The IAF will present Dakota planes, vintage objects: La Tribune India


Dushyant Singh Pundir

Tribune press service

Chandigarh, August 3

Revisiting history, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will showcase WWII Dakota transport planes among other vintage artifacts in the proposed museum that will be housed in the government press building in Sector 18 here.

The museum will have old airplanes, vintage IAF artifacts, flight simulators and video walls to tell the story of the IAF in general and related world history, which will be of a immense interest in students. IAF officials have made a presentation in this regard to UT Administrator Vice President Singh Badnore here today.

In principle, both the administration of the UT and the IAF agreed to create a museum in the site, said UT adviser Dharam Pal, adding that the IAF must obtain approval from relevant authorities before proceeding with the establishment of the museum. UT explored the possibility of establishing an IAF museum on the site after failing to convince a company to run a museum of vintage cars and heirloom furniture in the building, a director’s dream project.

Even after three floating tenders, no company had shown interest in running and running a vintage car museum.

According to the terms, the selected company was to establish, maintain and manage the museum. On the ground floor of the building, where the machines previously worked, a vintage car museum was to be built with 50 cars.

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