Bangarmau, Unnao, Oct 24: For the first time, the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) 16 planes, including fighter jets and a transportation aircraft, on Tuesday touched down and took-off from the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.
Commenting on exercise conducted under the aegis of Central Command, Defence Public Relation Officer Gargi Malik Sinha said, “At 1015 hrs, the exercise began with the assault landing of Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Garud Commandos by Charlie 130 super Hercules aircraft.
After its landing, the fighter jets, including Mirage 2000, Su-30 and Jaguar landed and took off from this expressway.
” The exercise will test the readiness of the Air Force in situations like war, humanitarian assistance or disaster relief.
Earlier, the landing and taking off of Jaguars was scheduled to take place first but due to bad weather it happened in the last leg of the exercise.