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Exercise Indradhanush commenced at Airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

The fifth edition of Exercise Indradhanush was jointly commenced at Air Force Station Hindan, Airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on 24 February 2020. The exercise is held between the Indian Air Force (IAF), India and Royal Air Force (RAF), the UK. The exercise will formally conclude on 29 February 2020. Exercise Indradhanush-V: The focus of the exercise is ‘Base Defence and Force Protection’.  The exercise considers the recent threats to military establishments from terror elements.  The exercise provides a platform to share and jointly validate strategies and tactics to counter terror threats to their installations. The RAF team comprises of 36 specialized combatants of the RAF Regiment while the IAF will comprise of 42 combatants of the GARUD Force.  The teams will execute missions based on jointly worked out plans and scenarios. The will exercise using specialized weapons, equipment, and vehicles and validate joint employability.  Special missions will encompass Airfield Seizure, Base Defence and anti-terror operations in Urban built-up zones.  These exercises will include para drops from C-130J aircraft, tactical insertions by Mi-17 V5 helicopters and use of various airborne sensors. The participants will share operational experience, training philosophies, contemporary technologies, and best practices followed.  Sports and cultural events will be held during the exercise to enhance bonhomie and mutual understanding.

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