Exercise Tarang Shakti

Tarang Shakti

Exercise Tarang Shakti

  • The IAF will host ‘Tarang Shakti’, a mega exercise that is expected to bring together 12 global air forces, with a focus on improving interoperability, imbibing best practices from one another, and boosting military cooperation among the participating countries.
  • It will be the biggest multi-nation air exercise to be conducted on Indian soil.
  • Tarang Shakti exercise will involve fighter jets, transport aircraft, helicopters, mid-air refuellers, airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, and unmanned systems.
  • It is inspired by the Red Flag exercise hosted by the US.
  • The exercise will be held in 2 phases, with the first phase in southern India and the second in the western sector.
  • Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States are expected to participate.
  • Germany will showcase the A-400M aircraft, which will be displayed for the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it is being considered as a potential option for the current open tender seeking medium transport aircraft.
  • Indian Rafales participated in joint exercises with Singaporean and American aircraft. The missions involved beyond-visual range combat exercises in offensive counter-air and air defense roles as part of large force engagements.

Joint Exercises conducted by the Indian Air Force

S. No.CountryExerciseYear
1.BangladeshTable Top Ex2017
2.IsraelEx Blue Flag-172017
4.RussiaEx INDRA-172017
5.SingaporeJOINT MILITARY TRAINING2015, 2016, 2017
6.ThailandEx SIAM BHARAT2016, 2017
9.USARED FLAG 16-12016
 10.Multinational Air ExerciseEx Samvedna with Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UAE2018

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