Exercise Desert Knight


Recently, the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted Exercise Desert Knight in collaboration with the French Air and Space Force (FASF) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force.


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Key highlights:

  • Exercise Desert Knight involves joint military participation from India, France, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Conducted over the Arabian Sea, the Indian Air Force operated from bases in India.
  • During Exercise Desert Knight, the IAF contingent consisted of Su-30 MKI, MiG-29, Jaguar, AWACS, C-130-J, and Air to Air Refueller aircraft.
  • The primary objective of Exercise Desert Knight was to enhance synergy and interoperability among the three Air Forces.
  • The interactions during the exercise facilitated the exchange of operational knowledge, experiences, and best practices among the participating forces.