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Exercise Desert Flag-VI: UAE

  • 03 Mar 2021
  • 2 min read

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For the first time, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in the Exercise Desert Flag-VI, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force.

Key Points

  • About: Ex Desert Flag is an annual multinational large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the UAE Air Force.
  • Aim: To provide operational exposure to the participating forces while training them to undertake simulated air combat operations in a controlled environment.
  • Exercise Desert Flag-VI:
  • Joint Military Exercises with the UAE:
    • With the UAE, India has In-UAE BILAT (bilateral naval exercise) as well as Desert Eagle-II (bilateral air force exercise).
  • Recent Engagements:
  • Examples of Other Multinational Exercises:
    • Pitch Black: Biennial, multilateral air combat training exercise of Australia.
    • Red Flag: Multilateral air exercise of USA.

Source: PIB

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