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IAF chief, French Air Force chief take a flight during ‘Garuda VI’ bilateral exercise – Fast Hindi News

Jodhpur: In a bid to enhance bilateral and defense ties, Indian Air Force Chief Marshal VR Chowdhury and French Air Force Chief General Stephen Milley took a flight during the ‘Garuda VI’ bilateral exercise in Jodhpur on Tuesday.

“The erstwhile Garuda VII between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the French Air and Space Force (FASF) witnessed a joint flight by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary of the IAF and the Chief of the Air Staff. FASF, General Stephen Mill today,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The CAS flew in the Rafale fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force, while the FASF chief flew in the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force, the statement said.

Later speaking to the media, accompanied by the French Air Force Chief, Choudhury explained that the former Garuda provides a unique opportunity to both the Air Forces to learn and assimilate each other’s best practices during operations.

He also highlighted the growing interoperability between the two Air Forces, which is evolving with each edition of the exercise, a regular bilateral exercise since 2003.

This is the first opportunity for the former Garuda VII LCA Tejas and the recently inducted LCH Prachanda to participate in an international exercise.

The Defense Ministry said that four FASF Rafale fighter aircraft and one A-330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft are involved in the exercise, which ends on November 12.

Apart from LCA and LCH, the IAF contingent includes Su-30 MKI, Rafale and Jaguar fighter aircraft, as well as Mi-17 helicopters.

The IAF contingent also includes flight refueling aircraft, combat enabling assets such as AWACS, AEW&C and Garuda Special Forces.

IAF प्रमुख, फ्रांसीसी वायु सेना प्रमुख ने ‘गरुड़ VI’ द्विपक्षीय अभ्यास के दौरान एक उड़ान भरी




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