What is Veer Guardian-2023?

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India and Japan are all set to hold the joint Air Exercise, 'Veer Guardian-2023' involving the Indian Air Force and Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) at Hyakuri Air Base, Japan from 12th of January.

About 'Veer Guardian-2023’:

  • The Joint Exercise which will continue till 26th January aims at promoting Air Defence cooperation between the countries. 
  • The Indian contingent participating in the air exercise will include four Su-30 MKI, two C-17 and one IL-78 aircraft, while the JASDF will be participating with four F-2 and four F-15 aircraft. 
  • It will include the conduct of various aerial combat drills between the two Air Forces. 
  • They will undertake multi-domain air combat missions in a complex environment and will exchange best practices. 
  • Exercise 'Veer Guardian' will fortify the long-standing bond of friendship and enhance the avenues of defence cooperation between the two Air Forces.


Q1) What is Su-30 MKI?

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is a multirole combat fighter aircraft jointly developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Based on the Su-30 fighter aircraft, Su-30MKI is equipped with thrust vectoring control and canards.

Source: India, Japan to hold joint exercise to promote air defence cooperation