Blue Flag – 2017

Why in news?

A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force recently left for Israel  to participate in exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’.

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

  1. 1.Blue Flag is a bi-annual multilateral exercise which aims to strengthen military cooperation amongst participating nations.
  2. 2.In 2017 the exercise is being conducted at Uvda Air Force Base in Israel.
  3. 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

 

NAME PARTICIPATING COUNTRY LOCATION
Khanjar -IV Kyrgyzstan

 

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

 

YudhAbhyas XIII USA Washington

 

 

 

Mitra Shakti Sri-Lanka Pune , India
Indra Russia

 

Sergeevisky, Russia
Prabal-Dostyk II Kazakhstan

 

Bakloh , India
Sampriti VII

 

Bangladesh Shillong India
 
 

 

SOURCE-PIB