Indian Army and IAF contingent with integrated combat troops arrived in Alexandria on August 29 for Exercise Bright Star (Representational image courtesy: Twitter/@Armee_de_lair)
Indian Army troops continue to share their expertise and techniques with participating contingents during the ongoing Exercise Bright Star in Egypt.
This is for the first time that the Indian Armed Forces are taking part in the biennial multilateral tri-service exercise, one of the largest in the Middle East and North African region.
With the participation of 34 countries across the globe, the Exercise in Egypt aims to counter contemporary threats and enhance interoperability amongst participating nations.
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) September 4, 2023
On Sunday, in yet another display of deep friendship between India and Egypt, an IL-78 AAR aircraft from the Indian Air Force refuelled aircraft from the Egyptian Air Force.
Bonds of friendship in the skies over Egypt.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) September 3, 2023
Indian Army and IAF contingent with integrated combat troops arrived in Alexandria on August 29 the exercise, the opening ceremony of which was held on August 31.
The overall Indian contingent of 550 personnel is among the largest Indian deployments for an overseas exercise.
For 1st time, IAF fighter jets touch down in Cairo to participate in exercise #BrightStar. As many as 8,000 personnel from 34 countries to take part @atulaneja @RomeshNadir @HarishK04131926 @Rajan_ptt @indembcairohttps://t.co/JXzOPt5Gez
— INDIA NARRATIVE (@india_narrative) August 28, 2023