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IAF to participate in tactical leadership programme in Egypt

IAF's frontline Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. The Indian Air Force is participating in the "Tactical Leadership Programme" in Egypt with three Su-30MKI platforms, two C-17 aircraft and 57 IAF personnel.

NEW DELHI (PTI): The Indian Air Force is participating in a month-long tactical leadership programme in Egypt with three Su-30MKI jets and two C-17 transport aircraft.

The exercise provides a unique opportunity to showcase the reach and capability of the IAF against the backdrop of current geopolitical scenario, it said in a statement.

"Indian Air Force would be participating in a tactical leadership programme at Egyptian Air Force Weapon School from Jun 24 to Jul 24 in Egypt (Cairo west Airbase) with three Su-30MKI aircraft, two C-17 aircraft and 57 IAF personnel," the IAF said.

"It is a unique exercise with air assets in a large force engagement environment, simulating various conflict scenarios. The exercise is aimed at enhancing defence cooperation between the two countries and exchange of best practices," according to the statement.

The IAF said the programme would also provide an opportunity to showcase the Su-30MKI fighter aircraft manufactured in India and the country's expertise for deeper indigenisation of spares and components.

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