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Exercise Vayu Shakti-24

Exercise Vayu Shakti-24:

The Indian Air Force will be conducting Exercise Vayu Shakti-24 on 17th February 2024 at the Pokhran Air to Ground Range, near Jaisalmer.

  • Exercise Vayu Shakti is set to deliver a compelling display of the Indian Air Force’s offensive and defensive prowess, seamlessly operating both day and night.
  • Additionally, the exercise will highlight collaborative manoeuvres with the Indian Army, showcasing their joint operational capabilities.
  • The exercise will showcase IAF’s prowess in precision, long-range weapon delivery, and effective operations from various air bases, including special missions with transport, helicopter fleets, Garuds, and Indian Army elements.
  • This year, 121 aircraft, including Tejas, Prachand, Dhruv, Rafale, Mirage-2000, Sukhoi-30 MKI, Jaguar, Hawk, C-130J, Chinook, Apache, and Mi-17, will participate in the exercise, showcasing the capabilities of indigenous Surface to Air Weapon systems Akash and Samar in tracking and shooting down intruding aircraft.