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Iron Fist 2013: IAF demonstrates prowess at Indo-Pak border

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  • Feb 23, 2013, 23:43 PM IST
Iron Fist 2013: IAF demonstrates prowess at Indo-Pak border
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Pokhran/Japiur: Indian Air Force’s fighter planes and helicopters flexed their muscle when ‘Iron Fist’ one of the biggest exercises conducted by the IAF, Friday, at Pokhran, Asia’s largest firing range.
 

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    The show sure sent shivers down the spines of India’s enemies placed approximately 125 km from the range in Pakistan.
     
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    First, goods carrier plane IL-78 fired a missile which was shot down seconds later by fighter plane.
     
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    This is Indian Air Force’s biggest show of strength and almost all planes of its fleet are taking part in this event. 
     
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    Army Chiefs of all forces, Supreme Commander President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defense Minister A.K Anthony, Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne, Rajasthan governor Margret Alwa, Chief Minister of state Ashok Ghelot and former External Affairs minister Jaswant Singh became a part of this show of strength.
     
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    MIG- 29 fighter plane broke the sound barrier forming a sonic boom. 
     
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     Jaguar, MIG-27, MIG-29, MIG-21 Bison did the fly past. Sukhoi- 30 MKI formed a trident in the air.

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    The show began around 3.30 in the afternoon when the president came to the event. MI-8 helicopters made the Indian flag while MIG-27 displayed an iron fist in the air.
     
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    MIG-21 Bison, Sukhoi-30 MKI fired iron bombs in cluster formation.
     
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    The assembled gathering on Friday looked in awe and admiration as frontline planes and helicopters in the IAF's inventory displayed their flying and firing abilities.
     
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    President Pranab Mukherjee was welcomed with flowers being showered over him through MI-8 planes.
     
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    Army Chiefs of all forces, supreme commander President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defense Minister A.K Anthony, Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne, Rajasthan governor Margret Alwa, Chief Minister of state Ashok Ghelot and former External Affairs minister Jaswant Singh became a part of this show of strength.
     
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    Indigenously built LCA Tejas, and helicopters MI-25 and MI- 35 also displayed their strengths.
     
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