• Air Marshal RK Sharma,  Articles

    Operation Balakot: Terror and the significance of air power

    Air Marshal RK Sharma PVSM AVSM VM ADC Former Vice Chief of The Air Staff       Tuesday’s strike is the kind of deep offensive strike which the Air Force practises every day. What happened in the wee hours of Tuesday is not a big thing—we practise this during times of peace. The aerobatic displays that we see the Air Force perform during events such as Gagan Shakti and Vayu Shakti are the off- beat events. Deep penetration strikes are in fact the bread and butter of the Air Force. Anybody who wants to gain an understanding of this can do so by taking a look at the log book of…