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21st April, 2023 Defence

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  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be participating in Exercise INIOCHOS-23, a multi-national air exercise hosted by the Hellenic Air Force.


  • The exercise will be conducted at the Andravida Air Base in Greece.
  • The Indian Air Force will be participating with four Su-30 MKI and two C-17 aircraft.


  • The objective of the exercise is to enhance international cooperation, synergy and interoperability amongst the participating Air Forces.
  • The exercise will be conducted in a realistic combat scenario involving multiple types of air and surface assets. 
  • It will also enable the participating contingents to engage in professional interactions, providing valuable insight into each other’s best practices.


  • Other participants include France with its Rafale jets, the United States of America with its F-16 jets and MQ-9 drones, Jordan with its F-16 jets, Spain with its EF-18 aircraft, Italy with its Tornado aircraft, Cyprus with its AW139 helicopter, Saudi Arabia with its F-15 jets, Slovenia with its PC-9 aircraft, Austria with its Intelligence personnel and Canada with its Air Traffic Controllers.
  • Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Montenegro, Bahrain, Slovakia, and Tunisia have declared their intention to dispatch delegations.


Q) How many of the following pairs with reference to countries and their fighter jets is/are incorrect?

Name of the country:: Fighter Jet

a. Israel:: F-16 Jets.

b. Italy:: Tornado Aircraft.

c.  France:: Rafale Jets.

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer: 1