Garuda VII

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    Context

    • Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF) are participating in ‘Garuda VII’ at Air Force Station Jodhpur.

    About

    • The first, third and fifth editions of Garuda VII were conducted in India in 2003, 2006 and 2014 at Air Force Stations Gwalior, Kalaikunda and Jodhpur, respectively.
    • The second, fourth and sixth editions were conducted in France in 2005, 2010 and 2019.
    • It is being hosted by India for the fourth time so far. Ex Garuda VII is also the first occasion for the LCA Tejas and the recently inducted LCH Prachand to participate in any international exercise.

    Significance

    • Participation of the IAF and FASF in this exercise will promote professional interaction, exchange of experiences and enhancement of operational knowledge, besides strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

    Source:PIB