India takes part in Red Flag multinational exercise in US

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India takes part in Red Flag multinational exercise in US

Friday, 31 May 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

IAF is taking part in the prestigious Red Flag multinational exercise in Alaska, US.  Eight Rafale jets, a C-17 transport aircraft and an IL-78 mid-air refueller are part of the IAF contingent for the prestigious drill.

Giving details, IAF said its contingent arrived on Thursday at the Eielson AF Base of US air force to participate in the upcoming edition of the multi-national exercise Red Flag 24.

Ably supported by its IL-78 air to air refuellers and the C-17 transport aircraft, the IAF Rafale jet fighters took a transatlantic flight with staging halts at Greece and Portugal. Aimed to integrate aircrew in a multinational environment, Exercise Red Flag is a two-week advanced aerial combat training exercise beginning Thursday. The exercise in Alaska is organised by the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), the air component command of the United States’ Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM).

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