Watch: Sukhoi jets carry out flypast during IAF’s landing exercise
As part of emergency landing drill, a set of 16 Indian Air force aircrafts took part in a touch and go excercise on the Agra Expressway near Bangarmau in Unnao district about 65 km from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on Tuesday.
The first transport aircraft, a C-130J Hercules, landed and took off on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.
It was a short landing trailed by Garud commandos and their vehicles. On disembarking from the aircraft, the commandos took position on either side of the 'air strip' to cordon it off for fighter operations.
Also, two IAF Sukjoi fighter het aircraft also carried out a flypast during the landing excercise.
A large number of people have congregated to watch IAF planes land on Lucknow-Agra expressway.
Sixteen aircraft, including two AN-32 transport and fighter planes such as Mirage 2000, Jaguar, Sukhoi 30 MKI are taking part in the exercise. The AN-32 are meant for humanitarian assistance and relief operations during floods or any other natural calamity.
This is not for the first time the IAF is carrying out such kind of drill. The Indian Air Force wants new public roads to serve as runways for their warplanes.
Meanwhile, traffic has been restricted for the commuters until 2pm.