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[pib] Exercise Desert Flag-VI

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Ex Desert Flag

Mains level : NA

Exercise Desert Flag –VI has successfully culminated with the de-induction of the Indian contingent from the UAE.

Ex Desert Flag

  • It is an annual multi-lateral large force employment exercise hosted by UAE.
  • The sixth edition of the exercise was conducted at Air Force Base Al Dhafra, UAE.
  • IAF participated in the exercise for the first time, fielding Su-30MKI fighter aircraft.
  • Six countries; UAE, USA, France, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain apart from India participated with aerial assets. Jordan, Greece, Qatar, Egypt and South Korea participated as observer forces.

Objective of the exercise

  • The aim for the participating crew and specialist observers was to expose them to operational environment in scenarios requiring multinational forces working together.
  • A multinational exercise in UAE with friendly forces afforded a unique opportunity to gain valuable learning to all the participating forces.

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[Prelims Spotlight] Defence Exercises

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