AIR FORCES OF THE US AND INDIA TO HOLD JOINT EXERCISE ' EX-COPE INDIA 2019'
Dec. 4, 2018

The fourth edition of the series of bilateral joint exercise, ‘Ex Cope India-18’, began between the air forces of the United States and India on December 3, 2018 in West Bengal, India.The 12-day exercise will be held from December 3-14 at Air Station Kalaikunda and Air Station Arjan Singh in Panagarh airbase. This is the first time that the exercise is being planned at two Air Force bases.

Objective:

The objective of this exercise is to promote mutual cooperation and exchange of skills between the two countries' air force. Through this practice, the military relations between the two countries will be strengthened and the air force will help in enhancing the skills. The goal of this military exercise is to increase operational coordination.

About Cope India:

  • It is an international air force exercise, organized between the IAF and the US Air Force. It is organized in India only.
  • This war practice was first organized in Gwalior in February
  • This exercise included flight tests, demonstrations, discussions, etc. After this the practice was organized in the year 2005, the year 2006 and the year
  • During COP India, there are talks between experts, air mobilization training, training of fighter planes besides large-scale military exercises.