The Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a mega exercise (named Vayu Shakti) in Pokhran, Rajasthan, two days after the Pulwama terrorist attack. The exercise, carried out near the border with Pakistan, was a demonstration of the fire power of the Indian Air Force.
Star Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar (was conferred Honorary Group Captain of the Indian Air Force in 2015) attented the event; he was seated between the Indian Army chief and Air Chief Marshal. Sachin Tendulkar, dressed in a military green jumpsuit, later posted a photograph of him at the event, and praised the Indian Air Force.
The demonstration during the #VayuShakti2019 at Pokhran, Rajasthan on Saturday showcased the full spectrum combat and fire capabilities of the @IAF_MCC. Proud to be associated with such an esteemed institution. #IAF pic.twitter.com/J3Sq3UZeuC
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 18, 2019
Social media has been comparing Sahin’s photo with that of Tom Cruise in Top Gun (1992), where Tom Cruise is best remembered for a slow motion shot as he walks away from an aircraft.
Pokhran is a city in the Jaisalmer district (Rajasthan), located in the Thar Desert region. India’s first underground nuclear weapon test was conducted in Pokhran. There’s also a movie by the same name, Pokhran starring John Abraham.