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EX Indradhanush - V 2020

Published on February 28, 2020
Current context: The fifth edition of Ex Indradhanush was commenced at Air Force Station Hindan on 24th Feb 2020 and would formally conclude on 29th Feb 2020.
EX Indradhanush - V 2020
  • The exercise was jointly held by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF).
  • The focus of this edition Ex Indradhanush is 'Base Defence and Force Protection', considering the recent threats to military establishments from terror elements.
  • The RAF team comprised of 36 specialised combatants of the RAF Regiment while the IAF will comprise of 42 combatants of the GARUD Force.
  • The Exercise was initiated in 2006 and provides a platform for the IAF and RAF to share and jointly validate strategies and tactics to counter terror threats to their installations.
  • The operations during the fifth edition of Ex Indradhanush include:
    1. Missions based on jointly worked out plans and scenarios.
    2. Both sides would also exercise specialised weapons, equipment and vehicles and validate joint employability.
    3. Special missions would encompass Airfield Seizure, Base Defence and anti-terror operations in Urban built-up zones.
    4. These exercises would include para drops from C-130J aircraft, tactical insertions by Mi-17 V5 helicopters and use of various airborne sensors.


Q.1 Exercise Indradhanush is a joint air force exercise conducted by the Royal Air Force and the _______________?
a. Indian Air Force
b. Indian Army
c. Indian Navy
d. Paramilitary Force
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