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Exercise Desert Flag VIII

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).

December 2023