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Indian Air Force jets’ landing drills on Lucknow-Agra Expressway

As part of an emergency landing drill, sixteen aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday took part in a touch-and-go exercise at an airstrip on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.

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Indian Air Force holds a touch down excersice at Agra Express way on Tuesday. Today hercules aircraft,Sukhoi,Jaguaar,Miraj and garud commando force also took part in Excersice. Express photo by Vishal Srivastav

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The crew that emerged from C-130 ‘Super Hercules', later deployed a ramp to roll-out a camouflaged Gypsy. (Express Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

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IAF's Jaguars, Mirage 2000s and Sukhoi 30s manoeuvred a 'touch and go' exercise (Express Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

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Special Forces of the IAF known as 'Garud Commando Force' also participated in the exercise. (Express Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

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The IAF had conducted a similar exercise in 2016 to mark the opening of the Expressway. Express photo by Vishal Srivastav 24.10.2017

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IAF’s C-130 ‘Super Hercules’, a Rs 900-crore transport carrier, was the first to arrive on the expressway. While the aircraft was still in motion, Garud commandos disembarked from the C-130 to secure the landing strip. Excersice.Express photo by Vishal Srivastav 24.10.2017

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The IAF’s Jaguars, Mirage 2000s and Sukhoi 30s were also part of the exercise but did not land on the airstrip. Express photo by Vishal Srivastav

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n order to ensure smooth conduct of the drill, authorities imposed traffic restrictions on the Expressway for the general public on Monday and Tuesday. Express photo by Vishal Srivastav 24.10.2017

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The 30T2-kilometre, six-lane, expressway — India’s longest — was inaugurated by the then Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. The Expressway, Akhilesh’s pet project, had taken a record two years to build. Express photo by Vishal Srivastav 24.10.2017