Amid tensions with China, Indian Air Force has decided to carry out a “rapid force deployment” exercise as part of Ex-Gaganshakti 2018. The exercise will commence from April 8th which will witness various types of games.
The rapid force deployment will include deploying troops from one valley to another. The drill is aimed at making deterrence against a sudden invasion by the enemy troops in the border region and to provide immediate reinforcement. The drill will include C130J aircraft and the Mi-17V5 helicopter.
The “Exercise Gaganshakti 2018” is one of the biggest exercises of the Indian Air Force which will witness the mobilization of almost the entire Air Force fleet of combat aircraft, transport aircraft, helicopters and other ground-based assets.