Vayu Shakti 2019: IAF showcases its combat readiness amid Pulwama tension

Indian Air Force's mega exercise and drill in Pokhran showed its capabilities and strength.
An IAF airplane lands during the 'Vayu Shakti-2019' at Pokhran. (Express Photo| Shekhar Yadav)
An IAF airplane lands during the 'Vayu Shakti-2019' at Pokhran. (Express Photo| Shekhar Yadav)
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Smoke rises from an explosion during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (AP photo)
Smoke rises from an explosion during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (AP photo)
An Indian Air Force fighter plane fires a missile during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (Express Photo| Shekhar Yadav)
An Indian Air Force fighter plane fires a missile during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (Express Photo| Shekhar Yadav)
An Indian Air Force (IAF) airborne early warning AWACS plane flies during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (AP photo)
An Indian Air Force (IAF) airborne early warning AWACS plane flies during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (AP photo)
Commandoes are seen in a drill during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (PTI photo)
Commandoes are seen in a drill during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (PTI photo)
Indian Air Force commandos demonstrate an operation as a helicopter flies away during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (PTI photo)
Indian Air Force commandos demonstrate an operation as a helicopter flies away during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (PTI photo)
An M-17 douses fire  during the 'Vayu Shakti-2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (AP photo)
An M-17 douses fire during the 'Vayu Shakti-2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (AP photo)
An explosion is seen as amidst Fire Power Demonstration drill of Indian Air Force fighter planes during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (Express Photo| Shekhar Yadav)
An explosion is seen as amidst Fire Power Demonstration drill of Indian Air Force fighter planes during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (Express Photo| Shekhar Yadav)
Akash missile is fired during during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise by IAF at Pokhran. (Express Photo| Shekhar Yadav)
Akash missile is fired during during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise by IAF at Pokhran. (Express Photo| Shekhar Yadav)
An Indian Air Force C-30J dispenses flares during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (AP photo)
An Indian Air Force C-30J dispenses flares during the 'Vayu Shakti -2019' air exercise at Pokhran. (AP photo)

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