IAF, British Air Force to begin wargames on Oct 18

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Indian Air Force
New Delhi, Oct 11: Indian Air Force's frontline Su-30 MKI fighter jets will engage the Eurofighter Typhoons of the British Royal Air Force during the 17-day wargames codenamed ''Ex-Indradhanush'' at Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal starting Oct 18.

During the exercise, the IAF will field its aircraft such as the Su-30 MKI, Mirage 2000s, MiG-27s and the Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft. The RAF would also be deploying its AWACS (E-3D) and Air to Air refuellers (VC-10) along with its Typhoons.

The aim of this joint exercise is to enhance mutual understanding and refine procedures for future joint exercise between the two Air Forces, IAF officials said here.

Sources said this will be the first time when IAF's AWACS will fly in a joint air exercise with any country.

Commenting on the exercise, Eastern Air Commander Air Marshal K K Nohwar said, "the exercise is an opportunity for both the Air Forces to get an insight into each other's operational philosophies and work cultures".

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