Indian Air Force Conducts Major Combat Exercise in Northeastern States Amid Tensions with China

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct a large-scale air combat exercise in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and other northeastern states in early February, involving fighter jets, helicopters, other aircraft, and drones.

The exercise, which will test the Eastern Air Command’s operational readiness, is being held amid increased tension in the eastern sector of the Line of Actual Control due to the ongoing military confrontation in eastern Ladakh.

The exercise will include the participation of assets such as Rafales and Sukhoi-30MKI fighters, C-130J “Super Hercules” aircraft, Chinook heavy-lift and Apache attack helicopters, among others. This comes after a two-day exercise conducted by the IAF in the northeast last month following physical clashes between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh.

Source: Times of India

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