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

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New Delhi, March 2 : 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.

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