Indian Air Force Contingent in Israel to Participate in ‘Ex Blue Flag-17’

A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force had left for Israel to participate in exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’. Blue Flag is a bi-annual multilateral exercise which aims to strengthen military cooperation amongst participating nations.


Indian Air Force is participating with the C-130J special operations aircraft along with Garud commandos. The exercise is being conducted at Uvda Air Force Base in Israel.
Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains exam-
  • The team consists of personnel from various combat elements of the IAF and is led by Gp Capt Maluk Singh VSM.
  • This is the first time the Indian Air Force is operating with Israeli AF in a multilateral exercise setting.
  • Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa is the 25th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)