Star-23 exercise Indian Air Force (IAF) had started sending their contingent for participation in the biennial multilateral tri-services exercise Bright Star-23 held in Egypt where troops from counties US, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Qatar will be present from August 27 to September 16 at the Cairo (West) Air Base. It is 1st time that IAF is participating in this exercise. From IAF the contingent includes five MiG-29, two IL-78s, two C-130 and two C-17 aircraft. Personnel from the IAF’s Garud Special Forces, as well as those from the Numbers 28, 77, 78 and 81 Squadrons
Exercise Bright Star-23
Exercise Bright Star-23’s objective is to increase the number of joint operations while sharing experiences and challenges with all participating air forces. The IAF contingent is known as “Diplomats in Flight Suits.” They are entrusted with engaging with traditional military engagements, while projecting as ambassadors of their country, with a commitment to cooperation, collaboration, and mutual growth on the global stage. Speaking to India- Egypt, their relationship dates back to the 1960s, when IAF had been pivotal in training Egyptian pilots which had extended to after the recent visits by India’s Defence Minister and Prime Minister to Egyp
Indian Air Force (IAF) to participate in Exercise Bright Star-23
When do the Exercise Bright Star-23 concluded?
The Exercise Bright Star-23 concluded in Egypt.
How many IAF are going to participate in Bright Star-23?
IAF includes five MiG-29s, two IL-78s, two C-130s and two C-17 aircraft. Personnel from the IAF’s Garud Special Forces, as well as those from the Numbers 28, 77, 78 and 81 Squadrons.