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Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

As India's military establishment explores options to avenge the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group, around 140 fighter jets and attack helicopters of Indian Air Force (IAF) as well as a large range of missiles demonstrated their fire power at an exercise Vayu Shakti in Rajasthan on Saturday.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 February 2019, 11:29:45 PM
Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

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As India's military establishment explores options to avenge the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group, around 140 fighter jets and attack helicopters of Indian Air Force (IAF) as well as a large range of missiles demonstrated their fire power at an exercise Vayu Shakti in Rajasthan on Saturday. (Image Credit: PTI)
Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG 29 releases bombs during an IAF exercise named , Vayu Shakti 2019 at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran ,Rajasthan, on Saturday. In the Vayu Shakti exercise, the IAF showcased fire power capability of indigenously-developed platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and efficacy of Akash surface-to-air missile and Astra air-to-air missile.(Image Credit: PTI)
Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Garuda commandos participate in Vayu Shakti 2019. It was for the first time, the ALH and the Akash were deployed in a military exercise. The IAF also deployed the upgraded MiG-29 fighter jet in an air-to-ground role during the exercise. (Image Credit: PTI)
Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

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A total of 137 aircraft including Su-30s, Mirage 2000s, Jaguars, Mig-21 Bison, Mig-27, Mig-29, IL78, Hercules, AN-32 aircraft participated. (Image Credit: PTI)
Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

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During the fire power display, various simulated enemy targets on ground and in air were targeted and destroyed employing a variety of missiles, precision guided munitions, unguided bombs and rockets by various fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force. (Image Credit: PTI)
Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

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Fighter jets and helicopters included the Su-30, Mig-27, Mig-29 upgrade, LCA-Tejas, Mirage-2000, Mig-21 Bison and Hawk and also the weaponised version of the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter. (Image Credit: PTI)
Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

Vayu Shakti: Fighter jets, helicopters demonstrate fire power

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There were also precision strikes to destroy Tractor Erector Launchers of enemy surface-to-surface missiles and the swing role capability of the indigenously built Tejas aircraft demonstrated through destruction of an aerial target with bombs, in the same sortie. (Image Credit: PTI)