The United States and Indian air forces are scheduled to participate in a 12-day joint exercise ‘Cope India 2019’ at two air force stations in West Bengal in December 2018.
The exercise will take place from December 3 to 14 at the Kalaikunda air station and the Arjan Singh air station at the Panagarh air base. It shows the efforts and commitment of the two nations to build a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Cope India: Highlights
• The Cope India exercise is carried out after an interval of eight years, and the last one took place in 2010.
• The exercise is a field training exercise sponsored by the US Pacific Air Force. UU
• Focuses on improving mutual cooperation between the United States and India and developing existing capabilities, aircrew tactics and forced employment.
• About 200 men from the US Air Force. UU With 15 aircraft from Wing 18, Kadena Air Base, Japan and 182 Wing of the Air Bridge, the Illinois Air National Guard will participate in the exercise along with men from the Indian Air Force.
Cope India is a series of Joint Air Force exercises conducted between the Indian Air Force and the United States Air Force, in India.
The first exercise of this kind, which required many months of preparation, was carried out at the Gwalior air force station in February 2004.
The exercise included flight tests, practice and demonstrations, as well as lectures on topics related to aviation.
Functions of the media and social interactions between the troops of the two countries were also carried out.
The exercise has now evolved to incorporate exchanges of experts in the field, air mobility training, aerial launch training and high-strength exercises, as well as wrestler training exercises.