Mumbai: The Indian Air Force (IAF) tested indigenous Akash and Russian-made Igla missile at the Suryalanka Air Force Station in Andhra Pradesh. War exercises were being held on the air force base from 23 November to 2 December. It is said that the tests were conducted during these exercises. Air Marshal Hardeep Singh Arora was also present during the tests. Air Marshal Arora delivered a message to be prepared for any eventuality. The Indian defence forces are conducting tests of various missiles following the increased tension with China. At the same time, preparations are being made to face any situation. On Tuesday, tow missiles were tested at the Suryalanka air force base, in Andhra Pradesh. Akash the indigenously developed missile was tested along with the Russian made Igla missile. Akash and Igla are surface-to-air missiles and are already deployed in the Indian Army and IAF. Against the background of the tension with China, Akash and Igla have been deployed on the LAC in Ladakh. These missiles are crucial for the security of the Indian airspace. These tests were conducted against this background.
Air Marshal Arora praised the IAF soldiers at this time. It is commendable that the tests and exercises were conducted despite the Coronavirus challenge. The Deputy Chief of IAF said that the soldiers have to be prepared for any situations.