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Exercise AVIAINDRA between Indian and Russian air forces

The second edition of service specific exercise AVIAINDRA between Indian Air Force and Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFSAF) was held at the Air Force Station Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Exercise AVIAINDRA between Indian and Russian air forces
  • The inaugural IAF-RFSAF Ex AVIAINDRA was conducted in 2014 and since then it is conducted bi-annually (twice a year) in both countries.

About AVIAINDRA 2018:

  • The aim of this exercise was focused towards anti-terrorist operations in a bi-lateral scenario.
  • It also seeks to further enhance co-operation and understanding between Air forces of both ountries in each other's Concept of Operations. 
  • This edition of exercise was planned in two phases.
  • The exercise is unique wherein the foreign participant does not bring its air assets.
  • In Russia, IAF pilots flew alongside their Russian counterparts in RFSAF aircraft at Lipetsk in September 2018.
  • Similarly in India, RFSAF pilots flew alongside their Indian counterparts in the IAF aircraft, which are common to both Air Forces.

Question:

Q. Where was the second edition of service specific exercise AVIAINDRA between Indian Air Force and Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFSAF) held?
a. Air Force Station Agra, Uttar Pradesh
b. Air Force Station Pune, Maharashtra
c. Air Force Station Jodhpur, Rajasthan
d. Air Force Station Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
Exercise AVIAINDRA between Indian and Russian air forces Exercise AVIAINDRA between Indian and Russian air forces Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on December 12, 2018 Rating: 5

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