New Delhi (NVI): The joint air exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO) — EX EASTERN BRIDGE-V — concluded at the Masirah Island in Oman on October, 26.
The IAF tweeted, “#EasternBridge19 culminated & team IAF is heading Home. The objectives for exercise were to foster closer relationship between Indian-Oman forces & undertake mutual exchange of best practices. Thank you #RAFO for all the support & great hospitality. Happy Landings!!!”.
The Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria also visited Masirah island Airbase, during the exercise.
For the first time ‘MiG-29 Upgrade’ participated in an international air exercise overseas.
Besides MiG-29, the C-17 aircraft also participated in the drill while from RAFO contingent Eurofighter Typhoon, F-16 and Hawk aircraft exercised.
The bilateral exercise began on October 17. The IAF was received by the Station Commander RAFO base Masirah, Air Commodore Hussain Al Zadjal.
The aim of the exercise was to promote professional interaction, exchange of experience and operational knowledge. Besides strengthening bilateral relations