IAF to participate in multilateral exercise ‘Pitch Black’ in Australia

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Source: The post is based on the article “IAF to participate in multilateral exercise ‘Pitch Black’ in Australia” published in Indian Express on 1st August 2022.

What is the News?

Indian Air Force(IAF) will be participating in Exercise Pitch Black.

What is Exercise Pitch Black?

Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial exercise hosted by the Australian Air Force.

Aim: To practice Offensive Counter Air(OCA) and Defensive Counter Air(DCA) combat in a simulated war environment.

Participating countries: The participating countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, U.K and U.S.

Other Exercises between India and Australia

AUSINDEX: It is a biennial bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy(RAN). The first edition of the exercise took place in 2015.

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