Indian Air Force Exercise: A host of frontline aircraft were on display as the Indian Air Force (IAF) launched a massive exercise over North East India on Thursday. Launched from IAF bases in Assam and West Bengal, the two-day exercise comes days after the clash between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The exercises, for which India had earlier announced a NOTAM (no-fly zone) over the North East for December 15-16, are being held from Indian Air Force (IAF) bases Tezpur, Chhabua, Jorhat in Assam and Hashimara in West Bengal. The exercise involves all IAF combat aircraft close to the front line and other resources deployed in the region. News agency ANI quoted officials as saying that the Indian Air Force will conduct this exercise for the purpose of testing military preparedness. The purpose of the exercise is also to test the combat capability of the Indian Air Force (IAF). #LAC #ArunachalPradaesh The #IAF sorties are increasing in the Eastern Sector – Rafale, Su-30MKI, Chinook recently spotted. #Tawang #China #IndianArmy #IAF pic.twitter.com/EgmYY1cbVB — ííα íєíєє єѕ ✨Follow✨ (@ExposeAntiIndia) December 14, 2022 Frontline aircraft including Sukhoi-30MKI and Rafale jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) are taking part in the exercise. IAF officials also informed that all forward air bases and some Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs) of the IAF in the North Eastern Region are also included in the exercise. The IAF’s Sukhoi fighter jets are stationed at Tezpur airbase, while a squadron of Rafale fighter jets is stationed at Hasimara. Apart from this, Apache helicopters and transport aircraft are stationed in Jorhat. Helicopters and military transport aircraft are also participating in this two-day exercise. Before the recent clash between India and China in the Yangtse area near Tawang, Chinese drones had moved very aggressively towards the Indian positions on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh forcing the Indian Air Force (IAF) to scramble its fighter aircraft deployed in the region. “In the last few weeks, there have been two to three occasions where our fighter jets had to be scrambled to tackle the Chinese drones moving towards our positions on the LAC. The Su-30MKI jets had to be scrambled to tackle the air violation threat,” military officials were quoted as saying by news agency ANI. The Chinese military has been behaving aggressively over issues in the Yangtse in the vicinity of the Holydip and Parikrama area on the LAC where the Chinese side has been opposing Indian positions. Read all the Latest News , Trending News , Cricket News , Bollywood News , India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .