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India and Japan to conduct joint exercise to strengthen cooperation in air defence

India and Japan to conduct joint exercise: Veer Guardian-2023

The Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) and the Indian Air Force will participate in the joint air exercise “Veer Guardian-2023” starting on January 12 at Hyakuri Air Base in Japan.

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India and Japan to conduct joint exercise: Key Points

  • The joint exercise, which will go through January 26th, intends to encourage international collaboration in air defence.
  • Four Su-30 MKI, two C-17, and one IL-78 aircraft from the Indian contingent will take part in the air exercise, while four F-2 and four F-15 aircraft from the JASDF will take part.
  • According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, the first exercise would involve several aerial combat drills between the two Air Forces.
  • They’ll engage in sophisticated multi-domain air combat operations while exchanging best practises.

Discussions between experts on both sides will also be held to share knowledge on various operational concerns. The long-standing friendship between the two Air Forces will be strengthened by the exercise “Veer Guardian,” which will also expand their defence cooperation opportunities.

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