|Printed: January 2021|
New Delhi. The Indian Air Power and French Air and Area Power participated in Ex Desert Knight 2021 at Air Power Station Jodhpur. A primary of its variety bilateral train (Ex DK-21), Rafale plane from each side together with Su-30 MKI and Mirage 2000 plane of the IAF undertook complicated missions together with Giant Power Engagements. Fight enablers included AWACS, AEW&C plane of the IAF in addition to A400M and A330 primarily based MRTT (Medium Vary Tanker and Transport) plane of the FASF. Each Air Forces exercised in lifelike settings with an purpose to reinforce operational capabilities and interoperability. The train offered a possibility to share greatest practices and evolve operational ideas; notably for efficient fight employment of the Rafale fleet.
Personnel of Indian Air Power and French Air and Area Power interacting with one another throughout Ex Desert Knight -2021 at Air Power Station Jodhpur.
Chief of Defence Employees, Basic Bipin Rawat PVSM UYSM AVSM YSM SM VSM ADC visited Air Power Station Jodhpur on January twenty first and interacted with collaborating forces. He additionally flew on-board the MRTT together with Maj Gen Laurent Lherbette, the FASF contingent chief the place he was given an summary on conduct of the train and witnessed air-to-air refuelling operations by IAF & FASF fighters.
A Su-30 MKI plane of Indian Air Power collaborating in Ex Desert Knight -2021 held at Air Power Station Jodhpur.
Personnel of French Air and Area Power collaborating in Ex Desert Knight -2021 held at Air Power Station Jodhpur.
On January twenty third, Chief of the Air Employees, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC visited Air Power Station Jodhpur together with the Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Emmanuel Lenain. The Distinguished Guests have been acquired by Air Marshal SK Ghotia PVSM VSM AOC-in-C SWAC. CAS interacted with members of IAF and FASF contingents. He expressed his appreciation on the complexity of operations carried out and interoperability achieved by individuals inside a brief span of 4 days. He additionally recommended the planning, operational and upkeep employees from each side for easy and secure conduct of the train. CAS wished the FASF contingent the perfect for the subsequent section of their Skyros deployment.
IAF and FASF aerial images groups onboard an IAF C-130 plane throughout Ex Desert Knight -2021 held at Air Power Station Jodhpur.