In the firsts, Indian Air Force is participating in a multinational air exercise and reached Australia at the Darwin Air Force Base in Australia for the Pitch Black military exercise with four top-notch war-crafts: Su-30 MKI fighter jets, one C-130 and one C-17 transporter aircraft.
India has been an active participant of the Commonwealth events, and has had enjoyed friendly relationship with Australia and now the two nations are set to take bilateral relations to another level by conducting a joint military exercise. For the first time, an Indian Air Force contingent is participating in a multinational air exercise and reached Australia at the Darwin Air Force Base in Australia. Named as “Exercise Pitch Black”, the event is a biennial large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and featuring fighter air crafts from all around the world.
The Pitch Black exercise has been scheduled July 24, 2018 to August 18, 2018 and four Indian Air Force aircraft including: two Su-30 MKI fighter jets, one C-130 and one C-17 transporter aircraft, will participate in the event. The Su-30 MKI aircraft already across the ocean to once again to showcase the strategic reach and professionalism of the IAF. This exercise is seen as a golden chance for both countries to gain knowledge and experience with another participants in this realistic warfare environment.
The Indian Air Force has been engaging in international military exercises like the Gangashakti-2018 in association with the Malaysian air force as well as the Indonesian air force, which has recently ended. Just being done with Gangashakti-2018, IAF has yet another chance to show its ability to defend and protect in a region. They will be able to showcase their navigating skills, tanker aircraft management skills, the ability to handle their flights through the international aerospace and will prove their potential in this particular exercise, according to a statement given by IAF.