LCA Tejas To Fly In Exercise Desert Flag; First Time In Foreign Airspace

| Updated: February 25, 2023 6:18 pm

110 “Air Warriors” from the Indian Air Force (IAF) landed at the Al Dahfra air base in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take part in Exercise Desert Flag VIII, said the statement from the government’s press information bureau (PIB).

Five Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft were brought by the IAF.

The LCA Tejas will take part in an international flying exercise outside of India for the first time on this occasion.

Air forces from the UAE, France, Kuwait, Australia, the UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, the Republic of Korea, and the US will take part in Exercise Desert Flag, a multilateral air exercise.

The training will take place between February 27 and March 17. The purpose of the exercise, according to the PIB in its statement, is for participants to take part in numerous fighter engagements and learn from the top strategies employed by different air forces.

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