Full Dress Rehearsal of Vayushakti 2019 of the IAF postponed to February 14

The Indian Air Force's (IAF) MiG-27 will showcase its ground attack capabilities at the Vayushakti 2019 exercise on February 16.

Full Dress Rehearsal of Vayushakti 2019 of the IAF postponed to February 14
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday said that the Full Dress Rehearsal of Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) of the IAF, which was earlier planned for February 13, is now postponed to February 14. 

The final event named Vayushakti 2019 will take place on February 16.

The Indian Air Force's (IAF) MiG-27 will showcase its ground attack capabilities at the Vayushakti 2019 exercise on February 16.

The MiG-27 upgrade is a very potent air to ground strike aircraft, which is capable of carrying a variety of armament loads comprising of bombs, rockets & front guns. This aircraft can operate over a wide range of speeds due to its swing-wing design.

The Jaguar ground attack deep penetration fighter aircraft will also take part in Vayushakti 2019 on February 16. With over-wing missile pylons, multi-purpose nose radar, anti-shipping weapons, night sensors, photo reconnaissance, laser range finder, the aircraft is a mean fighting machine.

IAF's Vayushakti 2019 is scheduled to be held on February 16 at Pokhran Air to Ground Armament range near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The exercise will be used by the IAF for the demonstration of its firepower and showcase the ever-increasing potential of IAF's combat platforms.

''Many Air Forces around the world display their might and aerial firepower through such demonstrations. Indian Air Force also conducts the demonstration to showcase the ever-increasing potential of its combat platforms over the years and to assure the citizens, its ability to safeguard India’s national interests,'' the IAF said in the Facebook post.