India-UK air exercise ends
The ten-day-long bilateral air exercise codenamed 'Exercise Indradhanush' between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) has come to an end with a scintillating display of air power stealth exhibited by Sukhoi-30 and F3 Tornadoes aircrafts.
India's Sukhoi-30 aircrafts crisscrossed the Waddington sky along with Tornadoes, Typhoons and Sea Harriers of the Royal Navy.
Onlookers who gathered at the airbase witnessed the final sorties.
This is the first time that the Indian Air Force took part in an exercise in the Britain. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal FH Major and Commander-in-Chief (CinC) Air Command of the RAF, Air Chief Marshal Sir Clive Loader, were present on the occasion.
India's Su-30 fighter jets matched the UK's Typhoons jets in one to one during the mock war exercise, where the two sides were divided into Blue and Red forces.
"It was an excellent learning curve for our pilots, who will go back with a lot of experience" said Air Chief Marshal Major. The visit by the IAF team also coincided with the Waddington International Air Show, where the IAF was awarded the best static display, and the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at Fairford. (ANI)