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IAF Vayu Shakti 2010 (13 of 30) Surya Kiran Aerobatic display

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Uploaded on May 17, 2010

The Indian Air Force IAF for the first time showcased it's night attack capability publicly in the Pokhran desert, India during Vayu Shakti 2010. India's most advanced jet Su-30 mki is supposed to be penetrating the enemy country, the message to India's neighbors were unmistakable.

In Vayu Shakti 2010, IAF The Indian Air Force demonstrated the UAV (Unmanned Arial Vehicle) technology. There were 107 aircrafts Mig-21 Bison, Mig-27, Mig-29, Mirage-2000, Su-30 MKI, Jaguars; transport aircraft - AN-32, IL-76, Embraer and helicopters Mi-17 1V, Mi-35 gunships participated in the Vayu Shakti 2010 exercise. Other unseen force multipliers included IL-78 MKI mid-air refuellers, AWACS and UAV. Counter air operations and counter surface force operations were two major aspects of IAF earlier today.

IAF Vayu Shakti 2010 was a breathtaking display of rapid air power dominance by blasting away targets by day, dusk and night in a fire power demonstration exercise. An array of targets including mock radar sites, tanks, marshalling yards, terrorist camps, runway, BMP (infantry fighting vehicles), blast pens and convoys were selectively destroyed in the precision attacks by IAF pilots using bombs, rockets and missiles. Both, PGMs (precision guided ammunitions) and conventional armament were used in the display The dusk and night phase display is the first ever by the Indian air force IAF.

during Indian air force Vayu Shakti 2010 The day phase displayed the strike capability of ground attack fighter aircraft. The dusk phase displayed the war-waging capabilities of helicopters. The final phase by night showcased two major aspects of air power counter air operations and counter surface force operations.

President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil was the chief guest at the pokhran Others who witnessed the exercise included Rajasthan Governor, Smt. Prabha Rau, Defence Minister, AK Antony, Rajasthan Chief Minister, Shri Ashok Gehlot, Minister of State for Defence, Dr MM Pallam Raju, Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh, three Service Chiefs, senior MOD officials, Military Attachés of various countries and other senior members of the Government of India and the armed forces.

Indian airforce vayu shakti 2010 exercise was conducted on February 28th, 2010 at pokhran

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