Indian Air Force to Conduct Exercise ‘PRALAY’ in Northeastern Part of India

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to conduct Exercise PRALAY in the northeastern region of India. This exercise is conducted amid tensions with China regarding the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Key IAF air bases in the northeast and a recently deployed drone squadron will participate in the exercise. Important systems like the S-400 air defense system will be activated, along with major combat assets including Rafale and Su-30 fighter jets. This comes in response to increased Chinese activity along the LAC, especially in Doklam and Tawang. The IAF is also preparing for the annual command-level Exercise Poorvi Akash in February.


  1. Understand the geopolitical significance of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China and how exercises like PRALAY and Poorvi Akash play a role in maintaining India's defense readiness.
  2. Understand the role of key IAF air bases in the northeast and the recently deployed drone squadron.
  3. Understand the capabilities of the S-400 air defense system, Rafale, and Su-30 fighter jets.
  4. Note the strategic importance of regions like Doklam, Tawang, Siliguri, and the Sikkim Corridor.

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