Chief of Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday left for Oman on an official visit to witness the ongoing Indo-Oman Joint Exercise -- Eastern Bridge -- between the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) and the Indian Air Force at RAFO base in Masirah, Oman.
The IAF MiG-29s (upgraded) are participating with Hawks, F-16 and Eurofighter Typhoons of Omani Air Force in the exercise. For the first time, MiG-29 fighter aircraft are participating in an international exercise outside India.
IAF on October 17, kick-started its bilateral joint exercise with Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO), named 'EX EASTERN BRIDGE-V' at Air Force Base Masirah.
The exercise will be held till October 26. Last time, the bilateral exercise was held between the countries in 2017 at Jamnagar, Gujarat. (ANI)