Watch: IAF operates C-130J, Su-30MKI aircraft near PoK & China border
The Indian Air Force on Friday said it was ready for undertaking operations simultaneously on Pakistani and Chinese borders.
The forward airbase which from where Pakistan is around 50 kilometres and the strategic Daulat Beg Oldi is around 80 kilometres, the activity of fighter, transport aircraft and helicopters is going on during both day and night.
IAF performed operations of fighter aircraft including the Su-30MKI and the transport planes including the C-130J Super Hercules.
The Indian Air Force carried out a long range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations. The strike was carried out by members of the same squadron who carried out the actual operations inside Pakistan in response to the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also flew a multi aircraft sortie with the units to commemorate the occasion along with the squadron pilots. 'Balakot Air Strike', was the first aerial assault carried out by India in Pakistan after the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Balakot Air Strike was carried out as a reply to Pulwama attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF officials. Second anniversary of the Balakot Operations was marked on February 26.
Leveraging aerospace power for India's security and stability, with blue sunny skies Air Force Station Yelahanka welcomed world to Aero India 2021. A carnival spirit drifts in as bravehearts joined to put in their best on the table. IAF's Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team and Sarang helicopters conducted aerobatic display at Aero India show. The aircrafts took part in flypast in 'AatmaNirbhar formation' at Aero India 2021. The breathtaking 'Trishul formation' by Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters witnessed during the carnival in Bengaluru. 13th edition of Aero India 2021 commenced on Feb 03. Amid the pandemic, this is the first global air show displayed at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru. Aero India 2021 is centred on a theme 'conceive, indigenize, collaborate'.
Three Su-30MKIs formed 'Trinetra' as they flew past Rajpath. They split outwards and upwards, forming a 'Trishul in the Sky'. The formation was led by Group Capt AK Misra, Commanding Officer of 15 Squadron with Sqn Ldr RC Kulkarni. One Rafale with 2 Jaguar Deep penetration strike aircraft and 2 MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighters flew past Rajpath, in 'Eklavya' formation. The fighter jets flew at height of 300m and speed of 780 Km/h. The formation is led by Gp Capt Rohit Kataria, Flight Commander of 17 Squadron. Republic Day parade culminates with a single Rafale aircraft flying at a speed of 900km/hr carrying out a 'Vertical Charlie'. The aircraft is piloted by Group Capt Harkirat Singh, Shaurya Chakra, Commanding Officer of 17 Squadron with Sqn Ldr Kislaykant.
Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that India too can be aggressive if China shows aggression. While addressing a press conference in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on the sidelines of IAF and the French Air and Space Force's bilateral exercise 'Desert Knight-21', Bhadauria said, “If they (China) can be aggressive, so can we. We are fully prepared.” The IAF Chief also said that eight Rafale fighter jets have arrived in India and three will come by the end of the month. “Enough pilots are being trained. Parallel training is also being done in India. Numbers will be enough so that we can maintain cockpit to pilot ratio. By next year, the induction of the jets will conclude," he added. Exercise Desert Knight-21 is being held at Jodhpur Air Force Station from January 20 to January 24. The French are participating with Rafale, Airbus A-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), A-400M Tactical Transport aircraft and approximately 175 personnel. The IAF aircrafts participating in the exercise include Mirage 2000, Su-30 MKI, Rafale, IL-78 Flight Refuelling Aircraft, AWACS and AEW&C aircraft. The exercise marks an important milestone in the series of engagements between the two air forces. Watch the full video for more.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP President JP Nadda addressed social workers in Varanasi on February 28. Highlighting path breaking reforms brought by centre government, JP Nadda spoke about the abolishment of triple talaq. He said that Islamic nations like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria don't have triple talaq but it used to exist in India. "And we used to hail ourselves as progressive," he added. JP Nadda further said that it was PM Modi who ended torture on Muslim sisters and abolished triple talaq.
As part of IAF's disaster relief Task Force, a C130J Super Hercules transport aircraft landed at the Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun with rescue teams and other heavy equipment on board. Earlier in the day, the increase in water level of Dhauliganga river following glacier burst, claimed at least lives of seven people and around 125 people are still missing.