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Exercise Cope India 23

Exercise Cope India 23:

The announcement for Exercise Cope India 23 between the Indian Air Force, and the United States Air Force was made.

  • Exercise Cope India 23 is a bilateral air exercise between the Air Forces of India and the U.S.
  • It will be held at Air Force Stations Arjan Singh (Panagarh), Kalaikunda, and Agra.
  • Japan will act as an observer.
  • The exercise aims to enhance mutual understanding between the two Air Forces and share their best practices.
  • It will involve transporting aircraft and Special Forces assets from both the Air Forces.
  • Both sides will field the C-130J and C-17 aircraft, with the USAF operating an MC-130J as well.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to field its frontline fighters SU-30MKI, Rafale and the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft along with force multipliers, while the U.S. Air Force is expected to bring in F-15 fighter jets.