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A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force recently left for Israel to participate in exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’.
FACTS FOR PRELIMS
- 1.Blue Flag is a bi-annual multilateral exercise which aims to strengthen military cooperation amongst participating nations.
- 2.In 2017 the exercise is being conducted at Uvda Air Force Base in Israel.
- 3.SIGNIFICANCE-Blue Flag is a bi-annual multilateral exercise which aims to strengthen military cooperation amongst participating nations .Exercise Blue Flag gives opportunity to the IAF to share and learn best practices with some of the best professionals from other Air Forces.
IMPORTANT MILITARY EXERCISES IN 2017
|Kok-Jhangkak , Kyrgyzstan|
|Surya Kiran-XI||Nepal||Pithorgarh , India and later in Salijhandi Nepal
|Al-Nagah -II||Oman||Bakloh , India
|Bold Kurukshetra||Singapore||Madhya Pradesh
|Nomadic Elephant XII||Mongolia||Variengte in Mizoram ,India
|Maitri||Thailand||Bakloh , Himachal Pradesh
|Mitra Shakti||Sri-Lanka||Pune , India|
|Bakloh , India|