The aim of this exercise is real time coordination, deployment and employment of Air Power in a short & intense battle scenario. During Gagan-shakti, Indian Air Force will exercise the entire machinery to validate its concept of operations and war waging capability.

While it is an IAF centric exercise, it is planned to be executed keeping in mind the “Joint Operational Doctrine”.

This exercise is aimed at coordinating operations, maintenance and administrative responses to achieve the stated objectives of the Indian Air Force, in case of any contingency.

This exercise will hone the war fighting skills of the air warriors in a real time scenario, thus affirming the IAF’s role as the cutting edge of our nation’s military capability.