Vayu Shakti 2019

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Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Austin » 15 Feb 2019 13:39

MODS , Opening a new thread to keep track of Vayu Shakti News and Discussion

INDIAN AIR FORCE | Men Machine Effects | Vayu Shakti 2019


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Postby Austin » 15 Feb 2019 13:41

MiG 29 UPG of Indian Air Force Vayu Shakti 2019


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Postby Austin » 15 Feb 2019 13:42

Air Exercise Vayu Shakti 2019- Curtain Raiser On Demo of India's Air Power | 16th February


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Postby Austin » 15 Feb 2019 13:43

Vayu Shakti 2019 - 7th edition of the Fire Power Demonstration of Indian Air Force


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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Austin » 15 Feb 2019 13:44

Indian Air Force RUDRA- ALH-WSI


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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby ramana » 15 Feb 2019 21:55

Austin how many planes being used in this exercise?
Also Twitter has many nice story boards on IAF planes.
In my school days used to search in vain for such infographs.

Will start posting some here.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby ArjunPandit » 15 Feb 2019 21:57

I am impressed by the top notch quality of IAF videos over last few years. Truly TFTA khan style stuff.

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Postby Austin » 16 Feb 2019 12:07

Live Telecast of Vayu Shakti 2019

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Postby Austin » 16 Feb 2019 12:14

ramana wrote:Austin how many planes being used in this exercise?


Complete list of 137 aircrafts & helis participating in Vayu Shakti 2019 exercise


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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Austin » 16 Feb 2019 12:39

Livefist

All you need to know (for now) about Vayu Shakti 2019, the IAF’s big firepower demonstration on Feb 16.


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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Singha » 16 Feb 2019 12:51

they should cancel this event given the circumstances.

prepare for a real punishing war not gym muscle flexing.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby ashthor » 16 Feb 2019 13:05

Rather they should demonstrate it on the border with the pig state

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Postby Austin » 16 Feb 2019 13:12

Singha wrote:they should cancel this event given the circumstances.

prepare for a real punishing war not gym muscle flexing.


Singha Sir , I have the contrary opinion here , Vayu Shakti is a long planned event and this is coming at a unforeseen time where both the Political Leadership and People of Bharat needs reassurance from armed forces that they are prepared , Should send a message to Friends and Enemies Abroad.

I hope Vayu Shakti 19 is live telecast across all TV channels in India

As far as real punishment goes this will come and it will be bigger than any thing we have seen but this will need careful planning as the enemy is well planned it like 26/11 and is expecting a retaliation from India.

Remember after 26/11 all the PN was out at sea in half a day while we took around 2 days , they had planned and prepared for this based on Kargil experience where all the PN fleet was chocked at Karachi harbour

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby manjgu » 16 Feb 2019 13:19

wtf...why cant they do this demo across LOC ..!!! what a waste of ammo, fuel etc.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby gaurav.p » 16 Feb 2019 13:57

FYI from IAF website
- live telecast on DD and http://webcast.gov.in/iaf/ today @ 1645 hrs
- RM was scheduled to be present for the event, post pulwama I think she won't be there.
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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Kakarat » 16 Feb 2019 14:04

manjgu wrote:wtf...why cant they do this demo across LOC ..!!! what a waste of ammo, fuel etc.


Answer to your question
https://twitter.com/atahasnain53/status ... 4888639488
Aware there is great anger among all of us Indians and justifiably so but that's exactly what our adversary wants. Decisions taken in anger always blow back. My job-absorb your anger and offer sane options.I would be failing my 40 years experience dealing with this if I do not

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby chandrasekaran » 16 Feb 2019 14:27

Singha wrote:they should cancel this event given the circumstances.

prepare for a real punishing war not gym muscle flexing.


Fully Agree. When most of the country is in mourning, it saddens to see the IAF doing these exercises... More irritating is the press reports that claim "IAF showing it might" and the likes...

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Singha » 16 Feb 2019 16:13

to me the iaf exercise with full attendence of VVIPs and foreign military attaches will only open them to mockery - both from good people and the BIF for different reasons.

good people will say - why exercises when need of hour is to pound TSP
bad people will say - look look you are totally impotent you cannot touch a hair on beloved pak so doing these empty gestures

its a lose lose.

atleast vvips should stay away from the function.

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Postby Austin » 16 Feb 2019 17:35

Live VS 2019

http://webcast.gov.in/iaf/


any better links ?

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Singha » 16 Feb 2019 17:51

DD news is showing it.

I guess we can just go home. the political leadership considers all armed forces as for parades and show only, rather than letting them lose. This mentality has perhaps got to the armed forces leadership as well.

all smoke n mirrors.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby nam » 16 Feb 2019 18:01

It is surreal watching it. Some of the guys on the screen could be going in to battle? Pilots and resources could be present somewhere else, more bombs than we have used on Pak since Kargil... IAF big brass all present.

Wives present as well.

It is just surreal..

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Postby Austin » 16 Feb 2019 18:14

So Far , So Good , All Targets hit ........I say this as last VS there were misses


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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby nam » 16 Feb 2019 18:21

LCA hitting targets with dumb bombs. Mig-29 as well.

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Postby nam » 16 Feb 2019 18:30

Don't see RM or PM in the demo...

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Postby Singha » 16 Feb 2019 18:55

thankfully no minister is to be seen. I dont think too many foreign attaches have showed up as well given that DD usually pans obligingly over the goras.
seats are a bit unfilled.

the place has the look of a wedding where one side did not show up.

maybe they could have cancelled the orchestral performances.

surreal for sure.

the R73 I dont know if it was inert. missed the sitting duck banshee drone from the rear. the Astra1 sped away to some unknown intercept point too far to see. rest of all drops on target.

2 mins of silence at the beginning would have been nice.

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Postby Rakesh » 16 Feb 2019 19:20

I am amazed how some of you can be this pessimistic. Vayu Shakti 2019 can be converted from exercise into surgical strike. Sending special forces into Pakistan is not the only option.

Regardless of terrorism, exercises have to continue. Armed Forces have to continue to train. That is the nature of the job.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby nam » 16 Feb 2019 19:24

I suppose 127 aircraft practicing for "demo", provides a good cover.

With IAF being the weapon of choice for our response, IAF Chief will getting his opportunity to settle the score for the loss of his comrade in Kargil.

20 years latter, IAF chief may get to roll the dice against PAF.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby pankajs » 16 Feb 2019 19:30

Rakesh wrote:I am amazed how some of you can be this pessimistic. Vayu Shakti 2019 can be converted from exercise into surgical strike. Sending special forces into Pakistan is not the only option.

Regardless of terrorism, exercises have to continue. Armed Forces have to continue to train. That is the nature of the job.

I am even more amazed that folks [Not you saar] think the whole IAF will get into a huddle to plan the strike out and therefore what are they doing going about their routine business.

If one follows the "surgical strike" template ONLY a few folks on "need to know" basis get in on the planning while the rest go on with their usual routine including parading, demoing, practicing, flying soties, manning radars, repairing equipment, cooking, cleaning, etc.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Rakesh » 16 Feb 2019 20:51

Thank you Pankaj.

Folks, watch this twitter thread. Lots of good info and pictures.

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1096749290217603072 ---> Well, Delhi Defence Review is live tweeting about the Indian Air Force's Vayu Shakti 2019 firepower demonstration. Do take a look.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Rakesh » 16 Feb 2019 21:07

https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status ... 5502912513 ---> Images of Night Operations at Vayu Shakti 2019.

• The Indigenous Akash Missile System firing at a Maneuverable Expendable Aerial Target (MEAT).

• C-130 J Super Hercules dispensing flares evading Air-to-Air and Surface-to-Air Missiles.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Rakesh » 16 Feb 2019 21:09

More images at the link below...

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1096741137388314624 ----> First images just in from the IAF’s Vayu Shakti 2019 firepower demonstration over Pokhran on right now:

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Rahul M » 16 Feb 2019 21:38

Tejas dropping LGB in Vayushakti-2019.

https://twitter.com/DDNewsLive/status/1 ... 7990647808

Austin, thanks for the infographics, very nicely done, barring a typo or two. also note, max speed for Tejas is not mentioned, since this is a desi bird they can and will keep that a secret.
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why on earth should we cancel VS 2019, which is a highlight of the year for the participants. TSP doesn't get to do that to us. What we will do to them is completely separate issue but we do not give them the satisfaction of having disrupted us.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby darshhan » 16 Feb 2019 22:42

Is Vayushakti akin to our version of red flag involving complex exercises using red and blue team concepts ? Or is it just a demonstration for visiting dignitaries.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby gaurav.p » 17 Feb 2019 00:58

darshhan wrote:Is Vayushakti akin to our version of red flag involving complex exercises using red and blue team concepts ? Or is it just a demonstration for visiting dignitaries.


Demonstration of daylight and night time operations mostly focused on air to ground + HADR + air defence systems.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby fanne » 17 Feb 2019 02:03

interesting to note that both ranges of LCA and Mig 29 not given (the upg range is mystery). That keeps the tactical surprise.

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Kakarat » 17 Feb 2019 09:42

Full video

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Postby Austin » 17 Feb 2019 10:54

Vayushakti2019 : Griffin Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) is a laser-guided bomb system. It is an add-on kit which is used to retrofit gravity bombs, making them into laser-guided smart ammunition.
A Su-30MKI Pilot briefs about the LGB, dropped at Pokhran during exercise Vayushakti.

https://mobile.twitter.com/IAF_MCC/stat ... 0147582981

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Austin » 17 Feb 2019 16:03

HAL-built ALH Mark IV Dhruv ‘Rudra’ strafing ground targets with its 20 mm M621 Nexter chin gun. 750 rpm.

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/sta ... 0711145472

Note the sound of 20 mm in Action

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Re: Vayu Shakti 2019

Postby Rakesh » 17 Feb 2019 19:49

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1096938855700316160 ---> Boss Shot! IAF Chief ACM Dhanoa and South Western Air Command boss Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora arriving yesterday for Vayu Shakti 2019 in a Super Herc from the No 77 Veiled Vipers Squadron.

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