The Indian Air Force (IAF) on 18 March 2016 successfully conducted Exercise Iron Fist in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
The event was attended by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.
The day-night exercise was aimed at demonstrating IAF’s combat and fire power and reassure the nation about its commitment and capabilities in safeguarding the national interests.
It also showcased more than 22 types of platforms and Weapons Systems including Sukhoi-30, Mirage-2000, Jaguar, MiG-29, Attack helicopters, Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), etc.
The event comprised following six packages depicting six themes in which more than 180 aircraft, including fighters, transport and helicopters participated.
1) Net Enabled Operations
2) Fly Past
3) Air Defence Operations
4) Combat Support Operations
5) Flying Displays
6) All Weather Operations
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Who: Exercise Iron Fist
When: 18 March 2016