Monday, February 16, 2004

Joint air exercises

India and the US have recently begun "joint air exercises":

In the biggest-ever fighter maneuvers, India and United States today commenced a ten-day joint air exercises over the Gwalior skies pitting the IAF against one of the most hi-tech forces in the world.

In the combat exercises codenamed 'Cope India 04', the Pacific Command of the US Air Force will pit its F-15C air superiority fighters against the Indian Air Force's Mig-21, Mig 29 and Sukhoi-30 fighters as well as Gwalior based Mirage 2000 fighter in simulated Beyond Visual Range Combat, high value asset protection and a number of the low and high altitude combat missions.


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