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India’s Mirage fighter jets roaring in Israel, mingled with French Rafale


Highlights

  • Mirage-2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force are showing their strength on Israeli soil
  • French Rafale fighters are also participating in the exercise along with Indian Mirage-2000 aircraft
  • A total of 7 countries are participating in the ongoing Blue Flag 2021 International Exercise in Israel.

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The Mirage-2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force are showing their strength on Israeli soil. French Rafale fighters are also participating in this exercise along with Indian Mirage-2000 aircraft. A total of 7 countries of the world are participating in the ongoing Blue Flag 2021 International Exercise in Israel. These include fighters from Germany, Italy, Britain, France, Greece and America.

This is the first time that Indian Mirage aircraft and French Rafale jets are participating together. According to the report of the Jerusalem Post, this exercise will continue till October 28. This is the largest and most modern air exercise in Israel so far. This is the first time since the creation of Israel that British warplanes have landed on Israeli soil.

Threats to Israel from Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Iran
The exercise began on Sunday with an honorary flyover, which was led by Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin in an F-15 with an Israeli ‘Adir’, the Israeli version of the F-35 stealth jet. The chief of the Israeli Air Force said that we are living in a complex area. Israel is threatened from all sides by Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Iran and it continues to grow. He said that conducting this exercise while conducting intelligence operations in the surrounding areas is of strategic importance for the Israeli Air Force.

The objective of the Blue Flag exercise this year is the integration of 4th and 5th generation fighter jets in complex environments. The use of fifth generation aircraft is now increasing around the world and through this exercise, how to fight wars with such aircraft will be learned. The Indian Air Force took part in a bilateral exercise with Israel for the first time in November 2017.

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