Close to 50 fighters take part in IAF exercise

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted an operational exercise over the skies of border areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab on Thursday night to test its combat readiness, said two officials on Friday on condition of anonymity.

Close to 50 fighter planes, drawn from four combat squadrons, took part in the drill, said one of the officials cited above.

“We always test our readiness to respond to any aerial threats,” he said. The fighter planes involved in the exercise included Sukhoi-30s, Mirage 2000s and upgraded MiG-29 fighters, said the second official.

The exercise assumes significance against the backdrop of military tensions between India and Pakistan following the February 26 bombing of a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror base in Balakot by the IAF. Read More

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