Salute To Indian Air Force on its 81st Anniversary

Kargil War

During the Kargil War, the IAF speedily adapted to the air campaign’s unique operational challenges, which included their enemies being placed at a height of 14,000 to 18,000 feet. With a bleak backdrop of rocks and snow, it became exceptionally difficult to visually target the enemy group. The IAF code-named its contribution to the campaign Operation Safed Sagar— Hindi for “white sea.”

Other Interesting Facts

IAF’s fighter aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30MKI, stands among the most elite fighter jets in the world alongside the Eurofighter Typhoon, Dassault Rafale and USAF’s top sequence of fighter jets.

The air warriors also use Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Dassault Mirage 2000, and MiG-29 as tools to deliver nuclear weapons. In war arenas, India has exercised upon using SEPECAT Jaguar and MiG-27M which can be used to drop gravity bombs.

Interestingly, after losing precious lives of 171 pilots, 39 civilians and eight persons from other services, the Indian Air Force still uses its second generation Mig-21 fighter planes to send their brave young men to face their untimely death in these ‘flying coffins’ and ‘widow-maker machines’.

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