WATCH | IAF VCAS Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies in Rafale aircraft during Indo-French drill

IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria was briefed about the safety procedures before the flight.

Published: 12th July 2019 06:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2019 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

The VCAS Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew in #Rafale aircraft with Colonel Antoine Courty, CO RC 2/30 Squadron.

The VCAS Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew in #Rafale aircraft with Colonel Antoine Courty, CO RC 2/30 Squadron. (Photo | IAF Twitter)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: IAF Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on Friday flew in a Rafale aircraft during the India-French joint air exercise Garuda-VI at the French Air Base Mont-de-Marsa.

"The Air Marshal flew in Rafale with Colonel Antoine Courty" of the French Air Force, the Indian Air Force (IAF) tweeted.

The Air Marshal was briefed about the safety procedures before the flight. He also flew a sortie in a simulator to acclimatize with the aircraft systems and handling procedures.

Air Marshal Bhadauria arrived at Mont-de-Marsan on Thursday.

The Garuda-VI, a joint exercise of IAF with the French Air Force, got off on July 1 and ended on Friday.

The participation of the IAF in the exercise was to promote professional interaction, exchange experiences and operational knowledge besides strengthening bilateral relations with the French Air Force, an official said.

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