Hiten Shukla, Gujarat
Indian Air Force will showcase its all weather, day-dusk-night operational capability on 16 February 2019 at Rajasthan’s Pokhran Firing Range in the presence of Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.
Numerous aircraft, including fighters, helicopters and force enablers will be participating in the exercise.The exercise will showcase capabilities of various fighter aircraft such as Mirage-2000, Su-30 MKI, MiG 27, Juguar, Tejas, Hawk, MiG-21 Bison, Mi-17 V5, Mi-35 and ALH MKIV besides other platforms.
Prior to the exercise, a Full Dress Rehearsal (FDR) was conducted on 14 February 2019 at Pokhran Firing Range in the presence of Air Marshal Anil Khosla PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Vice Chief of the Air Staff. During the rehearsal, the IAF engaged numerous simulated enemy targets with various types of air-to-ground weaponry including guided and unguided bombs, rockets and guns.Aerial targets were also intercepted using air-to-air as well as surface-to-air missiles. The entire demonstration lasted two hours.