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[pib] Ex SHINYUU Maitri-2018

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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 SHINYUU Maitri 2018

Mains level:  India-Japan strategic relations


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Ex SHINYUU Maitri-18

  1. It is a bilateral air exercise of Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) with Indian Air Force from at A F Station Agra.
  2. The theme of the exercise is joint Mobility/Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft.
  3. The JASDF C2 aircraft along with aircrew/observers are part of this first air exercise between the two Air Forces.
  4. IAF is participating with An-32 and C-17 aircraft with aircrew & observers.
  5. The focus of the exercise is set for the IAF and JASDF crews to undertake Joint Mobility/ HADR operations.
  6. Display of heavy loading/ off loading are also planned to be practiced during this exercise.
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