Joint exercise ‘Gagan Strike’ is conducted in Punjab by Indian Army and air force

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  • September 2022, Army’s Kharga Corps and the Indian Air Force conducted the exercise over a period of four days in several areas of Punjab, bordering Ambala.
  • The exercise comprised the deployment of attack helicopters as the aerial arm in support of ground forces carrying out drills, practising annihilation of enemy defences and deep penetration, it said.
  • It validated the Apache 64E and Advanced Light Helicopter WSI as potent weapons delivery platforms.
  • The joint exercise, spearheaded by General Officer Commanding, Khagra Corps, Lt Gen Pratik Sharma, was conducted over four days.

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