IAF to Carry Out Consolidated Training Exercise in the Eastern Sector

Indian Air Force

New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) would carry out a consolidated training exercise this week in the eastern sector where the readiness of the aircraft would be checked. The training exercise has been planned much in advance,” the sources said even as it comes close on the heels of the border clashes between Indian and Chinese troops as China’s PLA tried to cross the Line of Actual Control near Tawang.

Earlier, defence sources said before the recent clash between India and China in the Yangtse area near Tawang, Chinese drones had moved very aggressively towards the Indian positions on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh forcing the Indian Air Force to scramble its fighter aircraft deployed in the region.

“In the last few weeks, there have been two to three occasions where our fighter jets had to be scrambled to tackle the Chinese drones moving towards our positions on the LAC. The Su-30MKI jets had to be scrambled to tackle the air violation threat,” defence sources said.