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Indian Air Force will participate in a multi-nation air exercise named ‘Ex Cobra Warrior 22’ at Waddington, UK
What is Exercise Cobra Warrior?
Aim: To provide operational exposure and share best practices amongst the participating Air Forces, thereby enhancing combat capability and forging bonds of friendship.
Conducted by: Royal Air Force(RAF) of the United Kingdom(UK).
Type: Annual multinational air exercise
From the Indian side, indigenous LCA Tejas fighter aircraft will participate in the exercise and a C-17 aircraft will provide transport support.
Apart from India, the other countries participating in the exercise are Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria.
What are the other bilateral exercises between India and the UK?
Ajeya Warrior: It is a joint military exercise between India and the UK. It was held for the first time in 2013.
Konkan: It is an annual maritime bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Britain.
Indradhanush: It is a joint bilateral air exercise between India and the UK.
Source: This post is based on the article “IAF TO PARTICIPATE IN EXERCISE COBRA WARRIOR IN UNITED KINGDOM” published in PIB on 24th February 2022.