Exercise Pitch Black In Australia | 4 IAF Sukhoi-30s To Be Part Of The Military Drill

The Indian Air Force (IAF) bringing four Sukhoi-30s to Exercise Pitch Black, in Darwin, Australia.
Sukhoi 30 MKI

Sukhoi-30 MKI (Photo: X/PRODefNgp)

New Delhi: Exercise Pitch Black, in Darwin, Australia, is another example of India having joined the big league. It’s an Air Force exercise from mid-July for a fortnight and apart from the Australian Air Force, the countries present will include Germany, France, Britain, Singapore and the United States of America.
India’s presence is important, with the Indian Air Force (IAF) bringing four Sukhoi-30s to the exercise. Again, it is an opportunity to match skills with trained pilots flying the most advanced Western fighters including the Eurofighter, the Rafale and the F-15.
Australia and the USA are part of Exercise Malabar and the Quad along with India. But the Indian presence at Pitch Black is another indication of India’s presence in the big league.
But the Indian presence at Pitch Black is another indication of India’s importance, looking at the geopolitical situation. It is about playing a greater role in the Indo-Pacific alongside partners.
    Srinjoy Chowdhury author

    The writer is national affairs editor, Times NowView More

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