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“Exercise Desert Flag VIII”

Exercise Desert Flag VIII  was  organized from February 27,2023 to March 17,2023. It is a multi-lateral air exercise involving the participation of UAE, France, Kuwait, Australia, the UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, the Republic of Korea, and the US. It aims to bring about the inter-operability of different fighter engagements & sharing of best practices of various Air Forces. This exercise was hosting by UAE.

India at the Desert Flag Exercise VIII

The India Air Force Contingent, which was  taking part in this exercise,  includes 110 Air Warriors along with the  Five LCA Tejas and 2 C-17 Globemaster- III aircraft. This is the 1st time that LCA Tejas aircraft was included in an international flying exercise outside India.

Objective of the Desert Flag Exercise:-

To provide the operational exposure to the participating soldiers. And also to train them to undertake the operations in the controlled environment. This exercise provides different fighter engagements. Also Countries share their best practices during the exercise.


About Desert flag:-

Desert  Flag was  fitted in front of off-road vehicles. It was widely used on dusty terrains. This flag was mounted on a pole so, that it stands at a height and is visible above the sand cloud. The desert flags are also known the sand flags.


Significance of the Exercise Desert Flag:-

These exercise helps the participating countries to test the performances of their armed forces. During military exercises, war-like scenarios was created. Joint military exercises will create the good linkages between the countries that are participating. They will also learnt there to safeguarding their common interests. Indian Ocean Region was the common interest of all the participating countries. And most of the participants believe that China was the trouble causer in the region.


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“Exercise Desert Flag VIII”