Indian Air Force to hold multilateral Exercise Tarang Shakti
In a major step towards proving its ability to hold large-scale aerial operations, the Indian Air Force is going to hold a major multilateral exercise codenamed 'Exercise Tarang Shakti' in October-November this year in which 10-12 top air powers of the world would participate.
"The Indian Air Force would hold a multinational aerial exercise codenamed Exercise Tarang Shakti in which 10-12 top air forces of the world. The participation would be through direct participation or as an observer," government officials said. The mega exercise is planned to be held in the October-November time frame this year in the desert sector and would be the first such major event for the force.
The exercise will provide a unique learning experience for Indian pilots. Over the years, India has actively participated in similar aerial exercises, the officials said.
Shivangi Singh, the IAF's first woman pilot to fly the Rafale fighter aircraft, has participated in the exercise. The Indian Air Force is expected to participate in the multinational aerial exercise with its Rafale and Su-30 fighter planes.