India and its neighborhood- relations

GS-2

EXERCISE DESERT FLAG-VI: UAE

  • For the first time, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in the Exercise Desert Flag-VI, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force.
  • Ex Desert Flag is an annual multinational large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the UAE Air Force.

Aim: 

To provide operational exposure to the participating forces while training them to undertake simulated air combat operations in a controlled environment.

Exercise Desert Flag-VI:

  • Duration: It isbout a three week long exercise scheduled from 3rd – 27th March 2021 at Al-Dhafra air base, UAE.
  • Participants: The air forces of the UAE, India, United States of America, France, Saudi Arabia, South Koreaand Bahrain.
  • India’s Participation: The IAF is participating with six Su-30 MKI, two C-17 Globemasters and one IL-78 tanker aircraft.

Joint Military Exercises with the UAE:
With the UAE, India has In-UAE BILAT (bilateral naval exercise) as well as Desert Eagle-II (bilateral air force exercise).

SOURCE:PIB

 

About ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

Check Also

INDIA-NETHERLANDS

Recently, India’s Prime Minister (PM) and the PM of the Netherlands held a Virtual Summit. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Free Updates to Crack the Exam!
Subscribe to our Newsletter for free daily updates