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    • Ex-Eastern Bridge-V: RAFO, IAF begin joint drill – MiG-29 fighter aircraft will be participating for the first time in an International Exercise

 

 New Delhi: Indian Air Force is taking part in a Bilateral Joint exercise with Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO), titled EX-Eastern Bridge-V, as scheduled from 17-26 Oct 19, at Air Force Base Masirah.

The last exercise, Ex-Eastern Bridge-IV was held in 2017 at Jamnagar. In this edition, for the first time, MiG-29 fighter aircraft will be participating in an International Exercise. IAF’s contingent comprises of MiG-29 and C-17 aircrafts.

It has been reported, the MiG-29s will be exercising with Royal Air Force Oman’s Eurofighter Typhoon, F-16 and Hawk. The exercise speculates to enhance inter-operability during mutual operations between the two Air Forces and will provide an opportunity to learn from each other’s best practices and norms.

The participation of Indian Air Force in the exercise will also promote professional interaction, exchange of experience and operational knowledge. Besides strengthening bilateral relations, it is expected to provide a good opportunity for the air-warriors to operate in an international assault environment.

Sayan Chatterjee

Sayan Chatterjee, is a commerce and communication graduate from Howrah, West-Bengal, India. Post his small stint with print journalism in Kolkata, West-Bengal, India he moved to the capital of the country back in 2010 with a full-time job as a communication professional. Since, then Sayan, have been working as a media and communication professional for last nine years now. As a communication and media professional he has handled communication mandates for influential and reputed client sets from different business domains all through. At present, Sayan primarily drive the senior media relations, overall project measurement as a strategic media resource for his present organization i.e Avian WE. Sayan, zealously contributes independently for print and online publications in India and abroad and is a DCC (Defence Correspondent’s Course, MoD) qualified Defence beat writer.

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