Indian Ambassador, Air Force Observer visit Oman's Thumrait airbase

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Thumrait (Oman), Oct. 28 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Oman, Anil Wadhwa, and Senior Indian Air Force Observer, Air Vice Marshal Ramesh Rai, visited the Thumrait airbase of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) on Tuesday.

Earlier, Commander RAFO, Air Vice Marshal Yahya bin Rasheed Al-Juma, visited and interacted with the IAF team here.

The high-profile visits reinforce the commitment by both countries towards fostering defence cooperation during the ngoing joint air exercise 'Eastern Bridge', between the two air forces at Oman from October 22-29.

On the penultimate day, Exercise Eastern Bridge peaked with IAF and RAFO Jaguars mounting several low-level, two and four-aircraft strike missions, culminating with pounding of the nearby 'Aqzail' air-to-ground range with accurate intensity of practice bombs.

The marksmanship is brilliant with pilots on both sides scoring near-hundred percent direct hits on multiple targets in every mission.

With F-16s having joined-up for integrated missions, both in offensive and defensive roles, missions in Exercise Eastern Bridge are at par with any of the complex scenarios that air forces world over simulate.

Ex- Eastern Bridge - between IAF and RAFO is the first air exercise between the two air forces. (ANI)

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