New Delhi: Indian Air Force and Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) are participating in a bilateral exercise named Eastern Bridge-VI from 21 to 25 February 2022 at Air Force Station Jodhpur in Rajasthan. This is the sixth edition of the exercise. The bilateral exercise is an opportunity to enhance operational capability and interoperability between the two Air Forces.
Indian Air Force Spokesperson said, “Participation of IAF and RAFO in the Eastern Bridge-VI exercise will promote professional interaction, exchange of experiences and enhancement of operational knowledge, besides strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.”
Sukhoi 30, Raffale, MiG-29 fighter planes and transporter planes from the Indian Air Force whereas F-16, Euro fighter plane Typhoon of Oman Air Force are taking part in the exercise. “Enhancing operational efficiency through #Interoperability. #IAF and #RAFO contingents prepare for Exercise Eastern Bridge VI. This event will provide a platform for both Air Forces to learn best practices and operate together”, IAF tweeted from its official handle on Monday afternoon.
Enhancing operational efficiency through #Interoperability.#IAF and #RAFO contingents prepare for Exercise Eastern Bridge VI.
This event will provide a platform for both Air Forces to learn best practices and operate together.#BridgesOfFriendship pic.twitter.com/YDcFnonguH
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) February 21, 2022
Various senior dignitaries are planning to visit Air Force Station Jodhpur during this exercise.
The last edition of the joint air exercise Eastern Bridge V was held in October 2019 at the Air Force Base Masirah, Oman in which for the first time MIG-29 fighter aircraft had participated in an International Exercise outside India.
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