IAF conducts ‘Exercise Desert Knight’ with French, UAE Air Forces over Arabian Sea

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted Exercise Desert Knight with the French Air and Space Force (FASF) and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force over the Arabian Sea on 23rd January 2024.

  1. The IAF contingent included Su-30 MKI, MiG-29, Jaguar, AWACS, C-130-J, and Air to Air Refueller aircraft.
  2. The French participation featured Rafale fighter aircraft and a Multi-Role Tanker Transport, while the UAE Air Force fielded the F-16.
  3. The primary focus of Exercise Desert Knight was on enhancing synergy and interoperability among the three Air Forces.

Q: Which countries participated in Exercise Desert Knight alongside the Indian Air Force in January 2024?

a. France and USA
b. France and UAE
c. USA and UAE
d. France and China

Ans : b. France and UAE

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