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In a first, IAF to take part in multi-national Blue Flag exercise in Israel

Around 100 fighter aircraft of eight air forces are expected to conduct advanced sorties involving air-to-air battles, air-to-ground attacks with high-level manoeuvring in this air exercise.

Written by: Raj Singh, New Delhi [ Updated: July 27, 2017 14:17 IST ]
Su 30MKI fighter aircraft - File Photo

For the first time , the Indian Air Force (IAF) will take part in the multi-national Blue Flag exercise in Israel scheduled to be held in November this year.

According to a report in Sputnik, this year’s Blue Flag exercise will be the largest multi-national air exercise in Israel in which the US, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, and Poland will also participate. 

Around 100 fighter aircraft of eight air forces are expected to conduct advanced sorties involving air-to-air battles, air-to-ground attacks with high-level manoeuvring in this air exercise.

In addition to the eight participating countries including India, around 35 countries are expected to attend as observers to the Blue Flag exercise.

 

In a clear sign of deepening defence relations between India and Israel, more than 55 Indian defence firms had participated at the ISDEF exhibition in Tel Aviv in June this year.

Narendra Modi visited Israel earlier this month and became the first-ever Indian Prime Minister to pay an official visit to Tel Aviv. 

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