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Vayu Shakti 2019: IAF Commandos Showcase Their Strength in Pokhran

India | Reuters | February 18, 2019, 10:19 am
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 An Indian Air Force (IAF) Garud Commando performs during

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Garud Commando performs during "Vayu Shakti", or Air Power exercise in Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian Air Force (IAF)'s Embraer EMB-145AEW airborne early warning and control system (AEWACS) plane takes flight during

Indian Air Force (IAF)'s Embraer EMB-145AEW airborne early warning and control system (AEWACS) plane takes flight during "Vayu Shakti", or Air Power exercise in Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Soldiers disembark a U.S.-made C-130J Hercules aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) as they perform during

Soldiers disembark a U.S.-made C-130J Hercules aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) as they perform during "Vayu Shakti", or Air Power exercise in Pokhran. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian Air Force (IAF)'s light combat aircraft

Indian Air Force (IAF)'s light combat aircraft "Tejas" fires a missile during "Vayu Shakti", or Air Power exercise in Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: Reuters)

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 A U.S.-made C-130J Hercules aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) fires flares during

A U.S.-made C-130J Hercules aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) fires flares during "Vayu Shakti", or Air Power exercise in Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: Reuters)

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 A cloud of smoke rises as an Indian Air Force (IAF) paratrooper lands during

A cloud of smoke rises as an Indian Air Force (IAF) paratrooper lands during "Vayu Shakti", or Air Power exercise in Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) of Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter plane during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) of Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter plane during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 An M-17 douses fire during an air exercise named 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: AP)

An M-17 douses fire during an air exercise named 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Air Force demonstrates its combat and firepower during 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

Indian Air Force demonstrates its combat and firepower during 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian Air Force (IAF) Bambi bucket ops to put out large fires during the IAF

Indian Air Force (IAF) Bambi bucket ops to put out large fires during the IAF "Vayu Shakti 2019" at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian Air Force C-30J dispenses flares during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

Indian Air Force C-30J dispenses flares during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Smoke rises from an explosion during an IAF exercise named 'Vayu Shakti 2019', at the Air Force firing range of Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

Smoke rises from an explosion during an IAF exercise named 'Vayu Shakti 2019', at the Air Force firing range of Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 An Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG 29 releases bombs during an IAF exercise named,

An Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG 29 releases bombs during an IAF exercise named, "Vayu Shakti 2019" at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) of Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter plane during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) of Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter plane during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian Air Force (IAF) 'Garuda' commandos participate in a drill during the IAF

Indian Air Force (IAF) 'Garuda' commandos participate in a drill during the IAF "Vayu Shakti 2019" at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A simulated target is blown during an air exercise named 'Vayu Shakti 2019'at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: AP)

A simulated target is blown during an air exercise named 'Vayu Shakti 2019'at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian Air Force (IAF) airborne early warning AWACS plane flies during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

An Indian Air Force (IAF) airborne early warning AWACS plane flies during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) of Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter plane during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) of Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter plane during the 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian Air Force (IAF) 'Garuda' commandos participate in a drill during the IAF

Indian Air Force (IAF) 'Garuda' commandos participate in a drill during the IAF "Vayu Shakti 2019" at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran. (Image: PTI)

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 An Indian Air Force aircraft dispenses flares during an air exercise named 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: AP)

An Indian Air Force aircraft dispenses flares during an air exercise named 'Vayu Shakti 2019' at Pokhran, Rajasthan. (Image: AP)

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