Garuda V – Indo-French Air Exercise
Indo-French Air Exercise, Garuda V concluded on 13 June 2014 in Jodhpur Air Base. The exercise between the air forces of both countries started on 2 June 2014 saw various combat roles including Air to Air refueling.
During the exercise Arup Raha the IAF chief Air Marshal and his French counterpart General Denis Mercier flew combat sorties in Rafale and Su30 respectively. They also interacted with the pilots and technicians of both the Air Force.
The Representatives of the two countries during the 2014 edition of the Garuda V exercise
• French Air Force was comprised of 4 Rafales and 1 C-135 French Refueller aircraft
• The Indian Air Force (IAF) fielded 4 Su-30MKI, 4 MiG 21 Bison, 4 MiG 27 (Upg) as well as an IL-78 tanker aircraft and an Airborne Warning and control system IL-76 (AWACS)
Where: at Jodhpur Air Base
When: on 13 June 2014