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