IAF First Time in Exercise Pitch Black-18

Question: Recently, Indian Air Force has participated in Exercise Pitch Black – 18, held for the first time in which of the following countries?
(a)Britain
(b)Germany
(c)France
(d)Australia
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On 24-July-2018, Indian Air Force has participated for the first time in Exercise Pitch Black – 18, held in at Darwin Air Force Base, Australia.
  • This is the first time that an IAF contingent is participating in a multinational air exercise in Australia with Royal Australian Air Force.
  • IAF contingent comprised of four Su-30 MKI, 01 X C-130 and 01 X C-17 aircraft.
  • This exercise involves over 100 aircraft from around the globe and will provide a unique opportunity to the air-warriors to operate in a dynamic warlike environment.
  • Su-30 MKI aircraft flew across the ocean to once again demonstrate our strategic reach and professionalism.
  • As part of military diplomacy and reassuring our neighbours of our commitment to regional peace and security, while en-route to Australia, IAF engaged with the Indonesian and Malaysian Air Forces.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=180973

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