IAF andArmy engaged in War preparedness drill

Last Updated: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 14:36

Shillong: In a war preparedness drill, Indian
Air Force and Indian Army are engaged in an exercise to test
their combat potentials along the border with China, defence
officials said on Friday.

Code named `Pralay`, the joint exercise commenced on
Wednesday in the valley of Arunachal Pradesh, the officials
said.

"The exercises are being conducted day and night with
long range bombing missions simulating deep strikes in enemy
territory."

The Air Force jets were engaged in bombing missions at air
to ground ranges under dense air defence environment,
officials said.

IAF`s Su 30 MKI, Mirage-2000, Mig-29, Jaguar, Bison,
Mi-17, AN-32, C-130, AWACS and flight refueling aircraft and
remotely piloted aircraft were used in the exercise.

Defence officials said, "advance technologies and changed
pattern of operations necessitated the forces to go for this
exercise.

"Lessons learnt from this exercise will be incorporated in
future operational strategies," they said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 14:36

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