Indian Air Force Conducts Special Operations At India’s Highest Dam For The First Time


A duck drops, parachute operation of military boats and special forces was carried out by the Indian Air Force for the first time in the country over the country’s highest dam for drills to use water bodies to infiltrate into the territory of the enemy and launch attacks on the bases of the enemy.

The supply of the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand was utilized for the activity by the Air Forces sword arm western air order for reenacting a water body going about as an outskirt amongst India and its neighboring nations, similar to the Pangong lake on the India-China fringe.

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft

The Indian Air Force used its C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the Hindon airbase to drop a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB). It was then followed by a team of Garud commandos. The Commandos used water body to launch attacks on enemy bases.

IAF’s Gagan Shakti conducted the largest war game ever and in this war game, western air command has put almost half of the effort to cover the areas from Siachen glacier with Pakistan and Eastern Ladakh in the north to the western deserts in Rajasthan.

Amid the war games led near the borders with China, the summon broadly utilized its armada for the fast organization of troops starting with one valley then onto the next.

Says the sources, “On Thursday, a fleet of eight Mi-17V5 medium-lift helicopters was used to rapidly deploy troops close to the Nyoma airbase in one such drill, a few kilometers from China border in Ladakh and Tangste valley at an altitude of 13,500 feet.”

It was a practice session on the border of China to fight a close war with enemy forces situated at high altitudes. Amid the drill, C-130J Super Hercules was used to drop the special forces at low heights to the ground in a window of 30 seconds to a minute. It enabled them to be hidden from the enemy.


Air defence fighter MiG-29 provided protection to the transport planes and helicopters. In another high-voltage activity, the Gaggal airplane terminal near Dharamshala was simulated as an adversary neglected propelled landing ground.

According to the sources, “Using the disused airfield to send across more troops into the enemy territory, the small team of 14 heavily armed Garud commandos first neutralized the enemy guards based there under the cover of darkness and then signaled the troops at the rear to enter and launch attacks.”

War exercise Gagan Shakti 2018

At around early morning, the whole operation was carried out for catching the enemy and within 30 minutes, the whole airfield was sanitized. Then, a high-tech communication equipment to signal the C-130Js and Antonov-32s was used by Garuds to start in their territory.

After receiving the signal to start, the C-130J instantly took off the operation to complete an attack arrival at the captured airbase and drop most extreme conceivable troops there.

The drills would help the powers to be better arranged for handling comparative circumstances later on. Amid the drills, the Air Force additionally completed landing and departure of its planes, for example, the Su-30MKI and whatever is left of the armada from the new propelled landing grounds arranged by the power in Arunachal Pradesh and different regions in the northeastern states.