India air force begins combat exercise
Hundreds of fighters, helicopters, transport aircraft and drones from all five operational commands are testing both offensive and defensive air power capabilities.
India's ground and navy forces will also take part in the exercise, to test the three armies' joint abilities.
The exercise is the biggest in a decade with all the country’s airbases involved. The exercise comes close after the air force held a large fire-power and bombing display "Iron Fist" at Pokhran last month.