SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The US Air Force & Indian Air Forces are to take part in Cope India 2023 which is to begin in April this year in India as a long-running bilateral field training mission conducted by the US Pacific Air Forces to improve US-Indian cooperation. The operation is like to occur in two Indian air force bases in Bengal: Kalaikunda & Panagarh.
The airmen will train in a range of missions, including subject matter expert exchanges, air mobility training, airdrop training and large-force exercises.
The two air forces will be performing air defence, air combat and attack drills as part of the exercise, the officer said. Apart from fighter jets AWACS and a refueller plane of the IAF and transport aircraft each of the two air forces are also part of the exercise.
Cope India started in 2004 and was held in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2018 and 2019.
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