India and Oman bilateral joint exercise named 'EX EASTERN BRIDGE-V' at Air Force Base Masirah started on 17th October 2019. '
The Ex Eastern Bridge-V exercise between Indian Air Force (IAF) with Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO) is scheduled from 17th October to 26th October 2019.
The IAF side comprises of Mig 29 UPG (upgrade) combat aircraft along with C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft. The Royal Air Force of Oman will be fielding Eurofighter Typhoon, F-16 and Hawk 200 combat aircraft in the exercise.
The Ex Eastern Bridge-V exercise will enhance inter-operability during mutual operations between the two Air Forces and will provide an opportunity to learn from each other's best practices," read a facebook post by the Indian Air Force.
India's side will see MiG-29 fighter aircraft participating for the first time, in an international exercise outside India.
Earlier, India and Oman's bilateral exercise was held in 2017 at Jamnagar.
Capital & Largest City: Muscat
Currency: Omani rial
Official language: Arabic
Sultan: Qaboos bin Said Al Said
Deputy Prime Minister: Fahad bin Mahmood Al-Said