Even in conflicts where there was no air to air combat
, like Kashmir (1947-48), the Indian Air Force played a vital but forgotten role in getting ground forces to the theatre in time to fight and supporting them during the war.
" The three lady officers have now entered their second phase of training and they are learning air to air combat
and air- to- ground combat tricks on the Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft at the air base," IAF officials said.
The exercise offers realistic combat training that prepares units for deployments, including training for the suppression of enemy air defenses, air to air combat
, close air support, combat search and rescue, and time sensitive large force strikes.
He made the unforgettable history by knocking down nine Indian fighter jets Hawker Hunters in air to air combat
despite Hawker Hunter superiority over F-86.