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Exercise ‘Gagan Shakti’

Why is it in the news?

  • The Indian Air Force is currently conducting its largest exercise, named ‘Gagan Shakti’, at the Pokhran Field Firing Range located in the Jaisalmer district.

More about the news

  • The exercise involves the participation of all major fighter aircraft and modern helicopters belonging to the Indian Air Force.
  • The primary objective of ‘Gagan Shakti’ is to demonstrate the striking capabilities of the Indian Air Force and enhance its preparedness for various combat scenarios.
  • The exercise encompasses various tactical and strategic manoeuvres, including simulated combat missions and air-to-ground strikes.
  • ‘Gagan Shakti’ serves as a platform for the Indian Air Force to test its operational readiness, coordination, and interoperability among different aircraft and units.

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