IAF to Participate in Exercise Desert Flag-VI

Published on March 03, 2021
Current Context: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to participate in Exercise Desert Flag-VI, which is a multinational exercise.
IAF to Participate in Exercise Desert Flag-VI
  • It is being held from 3rd March to 27th March 2021 at Al Dhafra airbase in the UAE.
  • The Exercise Desert Flag is hosted by United Arab Emirates Air Force.
  • The other countries participating in the exercise are: United States (US), France, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Greece, Jordan, Kuwait and Egypt will be the observers for the exercise.
  • India’s six Su-30-MKI fighters, two C-17 and one IL-78 Tanker aircraft will be part of the Desert Flag Exercise.
  • Other international fighter jets participating in the exercise include France’s Dassault Rafales, Mirage-2000s, Russia’s Sukhois and America’s F-15s and F-16s.
  • Static Part: 
    • Chief of Air Staff: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria


Q.1 Which country hosts Exercise Desert Flag?
a. South Korea
b. Saudi Arabia
c. Bahrain
d. United Arab Emirates

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