The IAF will hold a massive international air exercise called “Tarang Shakti” in 2019. Six nations will take part

An enormous multinational military exercise that was originally slated for October will be hosted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) the following year. The exercise “Tarang Shakti,” according to sources in the defense and military establishment, is likely to take place in the middle of 2024 since a number of participating air units have informed the IAF that they won’t be able to participate in the simulation if it takes place this year.
The wargame’s major objectives will be to improve interoperability and military collaboration, and it is expected that 12 air units would participate. The exercise would be India’s biggest air exercise in history. According to sources, the air forces of France, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, and Japan will take part.

How many nations will take part?

According to the sources, six countries will take part in the Tarang Shakti with their aviation assets, such as fighter planes, military transport aircraft, and mid-air refuelers, while six other countries have been invited as observers.

 

The Indian Air Force has taken part in a number of significant international exercises during the last several months. In April, the Indian Air Force sent four Rafale fighters, two C-17 planes, and two IL-78 mid-air refuelers to France’s Mont-de-Marsan military station for a nearly three-week international air exercise.

 

‘Exercise Cope’ was conducted between India and the US.

Last month, four Rafale fighter jets flew a “strategic” mission over the Indian Ocean for more than six hours, providing an important illustration of their prowess in long-distance battle. ‘Exercise Cope’ India was conducted in April at Kalaikunda, Panagarh, and Agra by the air forces of India and the US. Along with other assets, the US sent out B1 Bomber and F-15 fighter planes for the exercise.