Indian Air Force participates in Egypt's Exercise Bright Star-23 for the first time
The Indian Air Force (IAF) participated in the biennial multilateral tri-services exercise Bright Star-23 held at Cairo Air Base in Egypt.
An Overview of the News
Bright Star-23 exercise will take place from 27 August to 16 September 2023.
The participating countries in the biennial multilateral tri-services exercise Bright Star-23 include the United States, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Qatar, and India.
IAF transport aircraft will airlift around 150 Indian Army personnel.
The main goal of the exercise is to enhance joint operational planning and execution.
India and Egypt have long-standing ties, having collaborated on aero-engine and aircraft development in the 1960s.
The IAF Contingent Included:
Five MiG-29 aircraft
Two IL-78 tanker aircraft
Two C-130 transport aircraft
Two C-17 transport aircraft
The Garuda Special Forces and personnel from Squadrons 28, 77, 78, and 81 of the Indian Air Force are part of the contingent.
About Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force was established on 8 October 1932.
Before independence, it was known as the Royal Indian Air Force.
The Indian Air Force has been ranked third in the World Air Power Index 2022, behind the US and Russia.
Headquarters- New Delhi
Air Force Chief- Vivek Ram Chaudhary.
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