IAF Announces First Major Wargame Involving Rafale Fighter Jets, To Take Part In Exercise SKYROS With France

IAF Announces First Major Wargame Involving Rafale Fighter Jets, To Take Part In Exercise SKYROS With FranceIAF’s Rafale Fighter Jet (Pic Via Cedric Guerre)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced its first major wargames involving the recently inducted Rafale Fighter Jets.

As reported by ANI, the IAF along with the French Air Force will take part in Exercise SKYROS in Jodhpur. This exercise will be conducted in the third week of January.

France too will be flying in its Rafale fighter jets for the exercise. In addition to the Rafales, IAF will use the Sukhoi Fighter Jets during the exercise.

"The French Air Force Rafale fighters would be coming to Jodhpur for the SKYROS wargames which would see them flying with Indian Rafales from the 17 Squadron and the Su-30MKI fighters deployed there", the report says.

Unlike the previous wargames, SKYROS will see both India and France undertaking complex manoeuvres.

This exercise will come at a time when India is locked in a standoff with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

IAF is set to receive at least three more Dassault Rafale fighter jets in the coming month in what will mark the third round of deliveries taking the total number of the aircraft received to 11.