Exercise INIOCHOS-23

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) recently announced that it will take part in Exercise INIOCHOS-23 in Greece.

About Exercise INIOCHOS-23:

  • Exercise INIOCHOS is an annual multi-national air exercise hosted by the Hellenic Air Force, the air force of Greece.
  • It is based on the Single Base Concept, which means the entire exercise takes place from a single air base.
  • INIOCHOS-23:
    • It will be conducted at the Andravida Air Base in Greece.
    • Objective: To enhance international cooperation, synergy and interoperability amongst the participating air forces.
    • The exercise will be conducted in a realistic combat scenario involving multiple types of air and surface assets.
    • It will also enable the participating contingents to engage in professional interactions, providing valuable insight into each other’s best practices.
    • The IAF will be participating with four Su-30 MKI and two C-17 aircraft.
    • Apart from the hosts, the USA, France and Italy, and others like Jordan and Saudi Arabia are participating in INIOCHOS-23.


Q1) What is the exercise ‘Cope India’?

Exercise Cope India, a bilateral Air Exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF).Cope India began in 2004 as a fighter training exercise held at Air Station Gwalior, India. The exercise has evolved to incorporate subject matter expert exchanges, air mobility training, airdrop training and large-force exercises, in addition to fighter-training exercises.

Source: Indian Air Force to participate in exercise INIOCHOS-23 in Greece