Exercise Pitch Black 2020

News:Australia has informed India that their Exercise Pitch Black 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.


  • Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial multilateral air combat exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force(RAAF) since 1981.
  • Aim:To practice Offensive Counter Air(OCA) and Defensive Counter Air (DCA) combat in a simulated war environment.
  • The Indian Air Force had taken part in the exercise for the first time in 2018.

Additional Facts:

Exercise between India and Australia:

  • AUSINDEX: It is a biennial bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy(RAN).The first edition of the exercise took place in 2015.