Joint IAF - RAF Ex Indradhanush - V 2020

Issue: 3 / 2020Photo(s): By IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) jointly conducted the fifth edition of Exercise Indradhanush at Air Force Station Hindan from February 24 to 29, 2020. The focus of this edition of the exercise was ‘Base Defence and Force Protection’. This theme is of significance considering the recent threats to military establishments from terror elements. The RAF team comprised of 36 specialised combatants of the RAF Regiment while the IAF team consisted of 42 combatants of the GARUD Force. Both teams executed missions based on jointly worked out plans and scenarios. The exercise also included para drops from C-130J aircraft, tactical insertions by Mi-17 V5 helicopters and use of various airborne sensors.