Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: Exercise Cope India
Mains level: India-US strategic relations
Ex Cope India-18
- It is the fourth edition in the series of Bilateral Joint exercise held between IAF and USAF, which is conducted in India.
- The aim of exercise is to provide operational exposure and undertake mutual exchange of best practices towards enhancing operational capability.
- This is the first time, the exercise is being planned at two Air Force bases, Kalaikunda and Panagarh from 03-14 Dec 18.
- USAF is participating with F15 C/D and C-130. IAF is participating with the Su-30 MKI, Jaguar, Mirage 2000, C-130J & AWACS aircraft.