‘Blue Flag 17’

EX BLUE FLAG-17’- kicks off with India for the first time

Question- In which of the following countries ‘Blue Flag 17’ multilateral joint exercise is being organized?
(a) Japan
(b) Germany
(c) India
(d) Israel
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • During November 2-16, 2017, The Combined exercise ‘Blue Flag 17’ is being organized at Uvda Air Force Base in Israel.
  • Began in 2013, ‘Blue Flag’ is the two-yearly Air Force Maneuver of Israel.
  • Seven countries France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, America, and India, including Israel are participating in this year’s exercise.
  • In this multilateral exercise, Indian Air Force is participating with the C-130J special operations aircraft along with Garud commandos.
  • A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force was led by Captain Malluk Singh.
  • This is the first time the Indian Air Force is operating with Israeli AF in a multilateral exercise setting.
  • The aim of this exercise is to promote information, experience, operational efficiency and military support of the countries involved.


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