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Training Exercise Paused by Air Force During G20 Summit

Training Exercise Paused by Air Force During G20 Summit


The Indian Air Force’s Trishul Training Exercise Paused for G20 Summit Airspace Security Measures

The Indian Air Force (IAF) temporarily suspended its Trishul training exercise to prioritize airspace security during the upcoming G20 summit. Fighter aircraft, including advanced Rafale jets, are on high alert for the event, according to IAF officials.

 

The Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force

 

The Trishul training exercise was conducted in the northern sector, near the borders with China and Pakistan, involving major fighter aircraft fleets such as Rafale, Mirage 2000, and Su-30MKIs, as well as heavy-lift transport aircraft and helicopters like Chinooks and Apaches. The Garud Special Forces also actively participated in the drills.

Originally scheduled between September 4 and 14 in regions of the northern sector, including Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab, the exercise was temporarily halted to ensure the security of the G20 Summit.

 

India Prepares For The G20 Summit
India Prepares For The G20 Summit

 

To bolster security measures in the national capital, the Indian Army deployed bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs. Additionally, the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) counter-drone systems were strategically positioned within the diplomatic enclave by security agencies. These systems are designed to protect foreign dignitaries from potential drone threats and have the capability to neutralize such threats from significant distances, according to defence sources.

India is prepared to host the G20 Summit, with New Delhi geared up to welcome high-profile delegates from around the world. The Summit is scheduled for September 9-10 and will take place at the state-of-the-art Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre at Pragati Maidan.


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