A contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) left for Malaysia to participate in a bilateral exercise named ‘Udarashakti’.
The four days of exercise will witness the conduct of various aerial combat drills between the two Air Forces. “Ex Udarashakti will fortify the long-standing bond of friendship and enhance the avenues of defence cooperation between the two Air Forces, thereby augmenting security in the region.
The exercise will give an opportunity to IAF contingent members to share and learn best practices with some of the best professionals from RMAF (Royal Malaysian Air Force), while also discussing mutual combat capabilities.
The first such bilateral Air Force exercise staging the frontline Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft was conducted in 2018. The Indian Air Force Training Team was deployed in Malaysia to train Malaysian pilots on the SU-30SKM aircraft from 2008 to 2010.