Indian Air Force and Royal Air Force of Oman Chiefs review Exercise Eastern Bridge-IV at Jamnagar

January 18, 2017 Photo(s): By PRO (Air Force)

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC and Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Qbaidani reviewed today the progress of fourth joint Indo-Oman Air Exercise Eastern Bridge IV at Air Force Station Jamnagar which commenced on January 16, 2017.

During review the Chief of the Air Staff and Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) interacted with the participating crew and held bilateral discussions.

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) is participating with five F-16 Block 50 Air Defence Fighters belonging to No. 18 Squadron based at Thumrait. IAF is participating in the exercise with Su-30 MKI Air Dominance Fighters, MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighters, Jaguar Maritime Strike aircraft and MiG-27 aircraft.

This is the first time that RAFO F-16s are participating in an air exercise outside the Gulf Countries.


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC interacting with Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Qbaidani during the review of fourth joint Indo-Oman Air Exercise Eastern Bridge IV at Air Force Station Jamnagar, on January 18, 2017


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa presenting the IAF Memento to Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Qbaidani during the review of fourth joint Indo-Oman Air Exercise Eastern Bridge IV at Air Force Station Jamnagar


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Qbaidani sharing a light moment during the review of fourth joint Indo-Oman Air Exercise Eastern Bridge IV at Air Force Station Jamnagar