Air Marshal HS Arora PVSM AVSM ADC, Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS), witnesses Surface-to-Air-Guided Weapons firing as a part of Combined Guided Weapons Firing 2020 at Air Force Station Suryalanka on 1 December.
The exercise was conducted from 23 November to 2 December. Indigenous Akash Missile System along with Russian short range Igla missiles were fired and engaged the Manoeuverable Expendable Aerial Targets (MEAT) providing near realistic training to the combat crew.
A statement from the Indian Air Force said that while the country continues to face the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Air Force continues to hone its operational capabilities with an eye on the prevailing security situation.
In his address to the air warriors, the VCAS commended the participating combat squadrons for their professionalism and also appreciated the efforts put in by the Station for organizing this exercise with requisite COVID precautions. He urged all the air warriors to be ready to apply all lessons learnt in the CGWF 2020 to any emerging operational scenario.