EX EASTERN BRIDGE-V

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News:Indian Air Force will be participating in a Bilateral Joint exercise with Royal Air Force Oman(RAFO) named EX EASTERN BRIDGE-V.

Facts:

About the exercise:

  • The exercise EASTERN BRIDGE-V will be held at Air Force Base Masirah in Oman.The exercise was first held in 2009.
  • The joint exercise aims to improve interoperability during mutual operations between both Air Forces and it will provide an opportunity to learn from each other’s best practices.
  • It will be for the first time when MiG-29 fighter aircraft will be participating in an international military exercise outside India.
  • On the other hand,Royal Air Force of Oman contingent comprises of F-16 next-generation fighter jet, Hawk fighter aircraft and Oman’s Eurofighter Typhoon.

Other Bilateral exercises between India and Oman:

  • Naseem-al-Bahr:It is a bilateral biennial naval exercise between India and Oman.
  • AL NAGAH- It is a bilateral military exercise between India and Oman.