The Indian Air Force’s biggest war exercise Vayushakti-2022 will be held at Pokhran field firing range on March 5. Around 140 planes including 100 fighter planes will take part in the drill. Earlier, the exercise was scheduled to be held on February 10.
President Ramnath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, defence minister Rajnath Singh, chief of three forces, and other dignitaries are expected to witness IAF’s grand demonstration of capability.
For this purpose, a meeting of Air Force Station, Jaisalmer station commander group captain Amardeep Singh Pannu, and district collector was organised at the Air Force Station on Friday.
According to the sources, many kinds of missiles will be used in this war exercise. Rafale planes will also be used and the MICA missile fitted to it will be a special attraction.
Moreover, Sukhoi-30, MkI, MiG29, LCA Tejas, Mirage 2000, MiG-21 Bison, hawk, and jaguar will be part of the exercise. Apache, Chinook, and Dhruv helicopters will take part in night operations and will hit targets.
Female pilots are also taking part in this exercise. They will fly MiG-21 Bison fighter planes. Till now, 10 women fighter pilots have confirmed participation, and three more are expected to join the exercise.