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IAF participates in Indo-French joint air exercise ‘Garuda-VI’ from 1st July 2019



IAF participates in Indo-French joint air exercise ‘Garuda-VI’ from 1st July 2019: Details, Aim, Highlights

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in a bilateral exercise between Indian and French Air Force named ‘Garuda-VI’ exercise in France from 1st July 2019.

Indo-French exercise ‘Garuda-VI’ will commence from 1st July 2019 till 12th July 2019.

This is the sixth edition of the ‘Garuda Exercise and is being planned at French Air Force Base, Mont-de-Marsan.

The last exercise, ‘Garuda V’ was held at Air Force Station Jodhpur in  2014.

Indian Air Force contingent comprises of 120 air-warriors and four Su-30 MKI along with an IL-78 Flight Refueling aircraft will participate in the exercise. 

With this, India and France will be benefitted by executing difficult and realistic missions and sharing of know-how and operational lessons which will improve the operational capabilities of both the forces as well as consolidate the cooperation between French and Indian Air Forces.


Capital: Paris

Largest City: Paris

Currency: Euro (EUR), CFP Franc (XPF)

Official Language: French

President: Emmanuel Macron

Prime Minister: Édouard Charles Philippe              


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