Participation of Indian Air Force in Exercise Bright Star-23 at Cairo,Egypt

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.

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