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First India and Japan air exercise 'SHINYUU Maitri 18' begins in Agra



First India and Japan air exercise 'SHINYUU Maitri 18' begins in Agra, U.P: Theme, Details, Aim, Highlights

The first ever bilateral air exercise 'SHINYUU Maitri-18' between India and Japan is being held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It is scheduled to be held from 3rd December to 7th December 2018.

The SHINYUU Maitri-18 air exercise between Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) and Indian Air Force (IAF) is being organised at Air Force Station Agra.

The SHINYUU Maitri-18 air exercise theme is joint Mobility/Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft.

The SHINYUU Maitri-18 air exercise main focus is to set for IAF and JASDF crews to undertake Joint Mobility/ HADR operations. IAF and JASDF will also practice display of heavy loading/off-loading during this exercise.

In this SHINYUU Maitri-18 exercise, JASDF will be participating with C2 aircraft along with aircrew and observers. IAF is participating with C-17 and An-32 aircraft with aircrew and observers.


Capital: Tokyo (Also Largest City)

National Language: Japanese 

Currency: Yen

Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe


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