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Maritime Air OPS: Ex Gagan Shakti-2018
By BDK Bureau | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 4/17/2018 6:21:15 PM
Maritime Air OPS: Ex Gagan Shakti-2018

During both phases of Ex Gagan Shakti, the IAF is effectively exercising its Maritime war fighting concepts on both the Western and Eastern seaboards.  Air Dominance, over the entire extended area of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) in support of the Indian Navy (IN) is being demonstrated by employment of combat enablers like the FRA (Flight Refueling Aircraft) in conjunction with our maritime fighter forces of the Su-30 and Jaguar class carrying potent long distance anti shipping weaponry.Missions have been flown in the initial phase to address both near and in depth targets over the Western Sea Board utilising Su-30 and Jaguar fighter aircraft equipped with the potent Brahmos and Harpoon Anti ship missiles respectively.

The Su-30 ac has also showcased its strategic reach by operating from the eastern most air bases on the peninsula and engaging maritime targets well out into the western seaboard with support of AAR.  After quick repositioning of Maritime Assets the focus has now shifted in Phase–II to addressing targets over the Eastern Sea Board right upto the Mallaca Straits. 

The full compliment of Maritime Assets would now operate from bases in the  Southern peninsula and Andaman & Nicobar islands. Extensive missions would be flown by the Su-30 and Jaguar  in conjunction with the IN P-8i MR ac  using long range weapons to refine and practice offensive and defensive tactics against maritime targets.Such demonstrations of extended reach utilizing potent standoff weapons in Joint coordinated Operations with the IN  has adequately show cased the IAF ability  to support the IN in order to dominate the  IOR and effectively address any misadventure by an adversary in our area of interest.


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भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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