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Source: The post is based on the article “Participation of Indian Air Force in Exercise Bright Star-23 at Cairo, Egypt” published in PIB on 27th August 2023
What is the News?
Indian Air Force(IAF) is participating in Exercise BRIGHT STAR-23.
What is Exercise BRIGHT STAR-23?
Exercise BRIGHT STAR is a biennial multilateral tri-service exercise being held in Cairo, Egypt.
Aim: To practice joint operations planning and execution, fostering bonds between nations and enhancing strategic relations.
Participating countries: India, United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Qatar.
Significance: This is for the first time that the Indian Air Force(IAF) is participating in the exercise.
What are the other exercises between India and Egypt?
Exercise Cyclone-I: It Is a bilateral exercise between the special forces of the Indian Army and the Egyptian Army.The first edition of the exercise was held in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in January 2023.