Focus: GS III: Security challenges
Why in News?
The Indian Air Force will be conducting Exercise Vayu Shakti-24 on 17 February 2024 at the Pokhran Air to Ground Range, near Jaisalmer.
About Exercise Vayushakti:
- It takes place every three years and includes fighters, helicopters, force enablers, and support systems.
- The last edition of exercise Vayu Shakti was held on 16 February 2019.
- It will be a riveting demonstration of the offensive and defensive capabilities of the IAF, spanning across day and night.
- The exercise will also showcase joint operations with the Indian Army.
- The exercise will be a demonstration of the IAF’s capability to deliver weapons with long range, precision capability as well as conventional weapon accurately, on time and with devastating effect, while operating from multiple air bases.