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Gagan Shakti: Air Force set to showcase power at its drill on Lko-Agra expressway

By, Lucknow
Apr 07, 2024 08:18 AM IST

The Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) stretch of highway has been closed from April 1 to 10 for this purpose, officials said.

The Indian Air Force will conduct the Gagan Shakti drill with fighter jets on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway on April 7.

An aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) during the emergency landing and take-off drills on Agra-Lucknow Expressway as part of ‘Gagan Shakti 2024’ exercise, in Unnao district on Saturday. (PTI)
An aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) during the emergency landing and take-off drills on Agra-Lucknow Expressway as part of ‘Gagan Shakti 2024’ exercise, in Unnao district on Saturday. (PTI)

The Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) stretch of highway has been closed from April 1 to 10 for this purpose, officials said.

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The entire exercise is going to be spread across 10 days and will take place at ten different locations across the country with the one on Lucknow-Agra expressway scheduled for Sunday. Ahead of Sunday show, a rehearsal drill was held on Saturday.

The Sunday show will showcase select fighter jets, helicopters and other military aircrafts, including the MiG-21 aircraft that is set to be phased out from 2025.

Saturday’s rehearsal included Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet, an-32 transport aircraft, Mirage-2000 fighter aircrafts, Tejas, Chinook, Apache and Prachanda helicopters. The Gagan Shakti showcase takes place about every five years.

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