India-Japan will conduct the first bilateral air combat exercise “Veer Guardian 23” in 2023.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) are set to conduct their first bilateral air exercise, “Veer Guardian 23” at Hyakuri Airport and Iruma Airport in Japan from 16 to 26 January.
The IAF is fielding four Su-30MKI fighters from No. 220 squadron under the Western Air Command and one IL-78 mid-air refueller, along with a contingent of around 150 personnel who will be transported by two C-17 transport aircraft.
The JASDF would be fielding four F-15s and four F-2 fighter jets for the exercise.