IAF to take part in Exercise Desert Flag-VI in UAE from Wed


New Delhi, Mar 2 (IANS): To enhance military cooperation with the friendly countries, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will for the first time take part in the Exercise Desert Flag-VI along with air forces from hosts UAE, the US, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain.

Ex Desert Flag is an annual multi-national large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the UAE Air Force. The exercise is scheduled from March 3 to March 27 at the Al-Dhafra airbase in the UAE.

"IAF is participating with six Su-30 MKI, two C-17 and one IL-78 tanker aircraft. The C-17 Globemaster will provide support for induction/de-induction of the IAF contingent," said the Ministry of Defence.

The Su-30 MKI aircraft will undertake long range ferry, routing direct from India to the exercise area with aerial refuelling support from the IL-78 tanker aircraft.

The aim of the exercise is to provide operational exposure to the participating forces while training them to undertake simulated air combat operations in a controlled environment.

The participating forces will get an opportunity to enhance their operational capabilities along with mutual exchange of the best practices.

The large-scale exercise involving diverse fighter aircraft from across the globe will provide the participating forces, including the IAF, a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience, besides enhancing operational capabilities and interoperability.

Interacting with the participating nations in a dynamic and realistic warfare environment will also contribute to strengthen international relations.

Over the last decade, the IAF has regularly hosted and participated in multi-national operational exercises, wherein collaborative engagements were undertaken among the best air forces of the world.

 

  

Top Stories


Leave a Comment

Title: IAF to take part in Exercise Desert Flag-VI in UAE from Wed



You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image