The Indian Air Force will host a multinational aerial exercise codenamed Exercise Tarang Shakti, in which 10-12 of the world’s top air forces would participate.
An overview of the news
- The exercise, named Tarang Shakti, is set to be the largest air exercise ever conducted in India, showcasing the country’s commitment to strengthening international military partnerships.
- Among others, air forces of France, Australia, the US and the UK are likely to participate in the exercise .
- The participating countries will contribute their military combat jets, as well as transport aircraft and other assets, showcasing their collective capabilities and fostering interoperability.
- Tarang Shakti will provide a platform for air forces from different nations to engage in joint training, exchange knowledge, and improve coordination in various operational scenarios.
- The exercise aims to enhance the mutual understanding and compatibility between the participating air forces, promoting regional stability and security.
- By hosting this mega-multilateral exercise, India seeks to demonstrate its commitment to regional cooperation and its capability to conduct large-scale joint military operations.
- The exercise will provide valuable insights into the operational capabilities of different air forces, facilitating the exchange of best practices and fostering stronger military ties.
- Earlier in 2023, IAF took part in Exercise Orion in France and INIOCHOS in Greece.
- In April, the IAF and the USAF had taken part in a joint exercise in Cope India-2023 across Kalaikunda, Panagarh and Agra bases.
Prior to the Tarang Shakti exercise, the IAF is expected to take part in another exercise in Egypt, showcasing its commitment to international collaborations and interoperability.
Furthermore, the IAF’s three Rafale fighter jets will participate in the Bastille Day flypast over the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 14. This event holds significance as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the guest of honor during the Bastille Day Parade, where a tri-services contingent from India will join their French counterparts.
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