Focus: GS III: Security Challenges
Why in News?
Indian Air Force is participating in Exercise Desert Flag VIII 110 which is hosted by the United Arab Emirates.
About Exercise Desert Flag VIII:
- Exercise Desert Flag VIII is a yearly multinational warfare exercise held by the UAE Air Force.
- The Indian Air Force will be taking part with five LCA Tejas Light Combat Aircraft and two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
- Other participants in the exercise include air forces from France, Kuwait, Australia, the UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, the Republic of Korea, and the USA.
- The exercise is set to take place from February 27th to March 17th.
- India also conducts joint military exercises with the UAE, such as the In-UAE BILAT (bilateral naval exercise) and the Desert Eagle-II (bilateral air force exercise).