India to be part of 17-nation 'Pitch Black' exercise in Australia.
Exercise Pitch Black
Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial three-week multilateral air combat training exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
Its last edition was held in 2018.
It was conducted for the first time in 1981 between different RAAF units.
It ensures that the training and integration of forces that occur during this exercise directly supports the Air Force's ability to conduct operations.
This year's participants include Australia, Canada, India, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and the US.
The Australian Navy was part of the Malabar naval exercise hosted by India in November 2020 as well as last year.