VAYUSHAKTI-2019

VAYUSHAKTI

Question: VAYUSHAKTI-2019 held at which of the following place?
(a) Pokhran,Rajasthan
(b) Kalaikunda Air Force Station,West Bengal
(c) Tilpat Range,Delhi
(d) None of the above
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • VAYUSHAKTI-2019, a mega exercise of Indian Air Force held from 8 – 18 February 2019 at Pokhran, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended the events.
  • In its indigenous firepower demonstration, 140 fighter jets and attack helicopters roared close to the border with Pakistan.
  • The exercise witnessed the participation of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft, (LCA) Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), Akash (surface-to-air missile) and Astra (air-to-air missile).
  • Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Akash were deployed for the first time in a military exercise.
  • A total of 137 aircrafts including MIG-29, Jaguars, Su-30s, Mirage 2000s fighters as well as transport aircraft such as Hercules AN-32 and helicopters participated in the exercise.
  • VAYUSHAKTI is a triennial exercise being conducted from 1953.

Links:

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/vayu-shakti-2019-air-force-jets-helicopters-destroy-targets-in-mega-exercise-in-rajasthan-1994695

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-to-display-its-indigenous-firepower-at-vayu-shakti-2019/articleshow/67964535.cms

http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2018/12/preparations-start-for-vayu-shakti-2019.html

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