In­dian Air Force and Royal Air Force of Oman Chiefs re­view Ex­er­cise East­ern Bridge-IV at Jam­na­gar

SP's MAI - - SPOTLIGHT -

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Mar­shal B.S. Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC, and Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Mar­shal Matar Ali Matar Al-Qbaidani re­viewed the progress of fourth joint In­doO­man Air Ex­er­cise East­ern Bridge-IV at Air Force Sta­tion Jam­na­gar on Jan­uary 18. The ex­er­cise com­menced on Jan­uary 16, 2017.

Dur­ing re­view the Chief of the Air Staff and Commander of RAFO in­ter­acted with the par­tic­i­pat­ing crew and held bi­lat­eral dis­cus­sions.

The RAFO is par­tic­i­pat­ing with five F-16 Block 50 Air De­fence Fight­ers be­long­ing to No. 18 Squadron based at Thum­rait. IAF is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ex­er­cise with Su-30MKI Air Dom­i­nance Fight­ers, MiG-29 Air Su­pe­ri­or­ity Fight­ers, Jaguar Mar­itime Strike air­craft and MiG-27 air­craft.

This is the first time that RAFO F-16s are par­tic­i­pat­ing in an air ex­er­cise out­side the Gulf coun­tries.

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