Pitch Black Exercise 2022: Indian Air Force team arrived with 16 countries to participate in Australia's Pitch Black exercise, China's concern increased
As part of growing military cooperation along with diplomatic-strategic ties between the Quad nations, the Indian Air Force has reached Darwin with its Sukhoi fighter jets to participate in the biennial airborne exercise Pitch Black 2022 in Australia.
As part of growing military cooperation along with diplomatic-strategic ties between the Quad nations, the Indian Air Force has reached Darwin with its Sukhoi fighter jets to participate in the biennial airborne exercise Pitch Black 2022 in Australia. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, not only Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, but also the four countries of the quad host Australia, India, America and Japan are participating in this air force exercise organized by the Royal Australian Air Force. Strengthening relations between the countries of the Asia-Pacific region apparently makes China uncomfortable.
Along with them, major countries of Europe like Germany, Britain and France are also participating in this exercise. Pitch Black exercise is being organized from 19 August to 8 September 22 in Darwin, Australia. This Air Force exercise will focus on Large Force Employment Warfare. The last edition of this exercise, being held after four years, was held in 2018 and was canceled in 2020 due to Covid. More than 100 aircraft and 2500 air force personnel of the air forces of all these countries are participating in this year's exercise.
Over 100 air warriors of the Indian Air Force, led by Group Captain YPS Negi, have reached Australia to participate in the exercise. Four Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft and two C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force will participate in the exercise and will perform multi-domain aerial warfare missions in complex environments. There will also be an exchange of best practices with other participating Air Forces during the exercise. This year, there will also be significant collaborations between several participating countries to advance air-to-air refueling capability and thereby enhance the combat capability of the Air Force.