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Why in News?
The chiefs of Indian and French Air Forces joined the Air Exercise Garuda-VII in Jodhpur.
About Exercise ‘Garuda VII’
- This joint exercise will provide a platform for both the countries to enhance operational capability and interoperability, while also sharing best practices.
- This is the seventh edition of the bilateral exercise. The first, third and fifth editions were conducted in India in 2003, 2006 and 2014 at Air Force Stations Gwalior, Kalaikunda and Jodhpur, respectively.
- The second, fourth and sixth editions were conducted in France in 2005, 2010 and 2019.
- Participation of the IAF and FASF in this exercise will promote professional interaction, exchange of experiences and enhancement of operational knowledge, besides strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.