Operation Pitch Black: Indian Air Force joins wings with best in the world

Operation Pitch Black is one of the biggest multi-nation air force exercise in the world.

Jul 29, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

Operation Pitch Black is one of the biggest multi-nation air force exercise in the world.

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The Indian Air Force joins aerial warriors from several countries in Australia in Operation Pitch Black to enhance regional partnerships, improve interoperability between nations and promote regional stability. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IAF_MCC)

 

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The Indian contingent in Australia is being led by Group Captain CUV Rao and includes a Garud Team, four SU-30 MKI, one X C-130 and a X C-17 aircrafts. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IAF_MCC)

 

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The IAF is looking to undertake simulated air combat exercises in a controlled environment and mutually exchange best practices towards improving operational capabilities. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IAF_MCC)

 

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Operation Pitch Black will be on till August 17 and is taking place at the Australian Air Force base in Darwin and Tindal. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IAF_MCC)

 

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The other countries participating - apart from hosts Australia - are France (New Caledonia), Singapore, Indonesia, US, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands and New Zealand. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IAF_MCC)

 

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"Exercise Pitch Black features a range of realistic, simulated threats which can be found in a modern battle-space environment and is an opportunity to test and improve our force integration, utilising one of the largest training airspace areas in the world," reads a statement from the Australian Air Force. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IAF_MCC)

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