An Indian Air Force contingent arrived in the United Arab Emirates to participate in the Desert Flag VIII exercise.
An Indian Air Force contingent comprising 110 air warriors arrived at Al Dahfra Airbase in UAE to participate in Exercise Desert Flag VIII.
The exercise is scheduled from 27 February to 17 March 2023.
IAF will participate with five Light Combat Aircraft, LCA Tejas and two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. This is the first time that LCA Tejas will be participating in an international flight exercise outside India.
Exercise Desert Flag is a multilateral air exercise in which air forces from UAE, France, Kuwait, Australia, UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, Republic of Korea and USA will also participate.
The aim of the exercise is to participate in multiple combat programs and learn from best practices of various air forces.