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Indian Air Force to participate in multilateral air exercise in Israel

A 45-member contingent of IAF left for Israel to take part in 'Blue Flag-17': Defence Ministry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet lands on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway during an IAF drill in Bangarmau, in Unnao district
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The (IAF) will participate in a two-week-long multilateral air exercise in Israel beginning Thursday.

It is for the first time the will operate with Israeli air force in a multilateral exercise setting.

A 45-member contingent of left for Israel today to take part in 'Blue Flag-17', the said in a statement.

Blue Flag is a bi-annual multilateral exercise which aims to strengthen military cooperation among participating nations.

is participating with the C-130J special operations aircraft along with

"The exercise would provide a platform for sharing of knowledge, combat experience and in improving operational capability of the participating nations," the ministry said.

The exercise is being conducted at Uvda Air Force Base in Israel from Nov 2-16.

First Published: Tue, October 31 2017. 21:08 IST