Exercise Gagan Shakti

News Excerpt:

Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted its 10-day Gagan Shakti war drill to test its capabilities.

About the exercise Gagan Shakti:

  • The exercise involved all Air Force bases and assets scattered across the country.
  • The exercise sought to test the IAF’s readiness for a two-front war with China and Pakistan.
  • Indian Army also moved ammunition and about 10,000 IAF personnel on 12 passenger trains in order to validate the IAF’s Operational Rail Mobilization Plan. 
  • The passenger trains were named Sanyukta Express to denote the inter-service camaraderie.
  • ‘Gagan Shakti’ was last held in 2018.

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