IAF to participate in tactical leadership programme in Egypt

New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) The Indian Air Force on Friday said it is participating in a month-long tactical leadership programme in Egypt with three Su-30 MKI jets and two C-17 transport aircraft.

It said the exercise provides a unique opportunity to showcase the reach and capability of the IAF against the backdrop of the current geopolitical scenario.

“Indian Air Force would be participating in a tactical leadership programme at Egyptian Air Force Weapon School from Jun 24 to Jul 24 in Egypt (Cairo west Airbase) with three Su-30MKI aircraft, two C-17 aircraft and 57 IAF personnel,” the IAF said.

“It is a unique exercise with air assets in a large force engagement environment, simulating various conflict scenarios. The exercise is aimed at enhancing defence cooperation between the two countries and exchange of best practices,” it said in a statement.

The IAF said the programme will also provide an opportunity to showcase the Su-30 MKI manufactured in India and the country’s expertise for deeper indigenisation of spares and components. PTI MPB TIR TIR

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