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Why in news?

  • The first bilateral air exercise SHINYUU-18 between Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japanese Air Self Denfence Force (JASDF) has been commenced at Air Force Station in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The theme for SHINYUU-18 is joint Mobility/Humanitarian Assistance &Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft.

Ex SHINYUU Maitri-18:

  • The JASDF C2 aircraft along with aircrew/observers are part of this first air exercise between the two Air Forces.
  • IAF is participating with An-32 and C-17 aircraft with aircrew & observers.
  • The focus of the exercise is set for the IAF and JASDF crews to undertake Joint Mobility/ HADR operations.
  • Display of heavy loading/ off-loading are also planned to be practiced during this exercise.
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