Exercise Tarang Shakti

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The Indian Air Force will host an air exercise, Tarang Shakti-2024 in August.

About Exercise Tarang Shakti: 

  • It is the first multinational air exercise to be hosted by the Indian Air force.
  • Objective: The plan is to invite friendly foreign countries with whom the IAF interacts regularly and has a certain degree of interoperability.
  • The exercise is now scheduled to be held in two phases.
    • The first will be held in southern India in the first two weeks of August and the second will be in the western sector from the end of August to mid-September.
  • Participating countries: Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Germany will deploy fighter jets and also an A-400M transport aircraft.
  • The exercise aims to foster professional interactions, enrich the employment philosophy of the participating forces, and facilitate the exchange of valuable insights.
  • It represents a unique opportunity for these nations to collaborate and enhance their tactical and operational capabilities.

Q1: What is Airbus A400M aircraft?

Airbus A400M aircraft is a European-built military transport aircraft. The aircraft is manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space, a division of the European aerospace and defence firm Airbus. It combines the capability to carry strategic loads with the ability to deliver even into tactical locations with small and unprepared airstrips.

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