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Cop India 18: Joint Military War Practice between India and US

Cop India 18: Joint Military War Practice between India and US

The 'X-Cope India-2018' air warfare exercise is being organized between the Indian and American Air Force from December 3 to December 14, 2018 in West Bengal.

The 'X-Cop India-18' held between Indian Air Force and US Air Force is the fourth edition of a series of bilateral joint exercises, which is being organized in India.

This joint exercise is being organized in the two important Airbases, airforce station of Kalaikunda and Air Force Station Arjan Singh in West Bengal. This is the first time that a military exercise has been planned on two Air Force Station in West Bengal.

Theme: The aim of this exercise is to promote mutual cooperation between the two countries and to exchange skills. Through this practice, the military relations between the two countries will be strengthened and the air force will help in enhancing the skills. The goal of this military exercise is to increase operational coordination.

In this exercise, 200 US Airforce soldiers  will participate with 15 aircraft. Indian Air Force is participating with SU-30MKI, Jaguar, Mirage 2000, C-130J and Avax aircraft. US Air Force is participating with 12 X F15 C / D and 03 X-C-130.

Importance of Practice:  In the wake of the growing strategic partnership between the two countries in the Hind Pacific region, this exercise is very important among the Air Force. Behind this practice, the two countries see the commitment of the open and free Hind Pacific region.

Cop India 2018:

  • It is an international air force exercise, organized between the IAF and the US Air Force. It is organized in India only.
  • This war practice was first organized in Gwalior in February 2004.
  • This exercise included flight tests, demonstrations, discussions, etc. After this the practice was organized in the year 2005, the year 2006 and the year 2009.

During COP India, there are talks between experts, air mobilization training, and training of fighter planes besides large-scale military exercises.

Q.1 The Joint Military Exercise between India and United States in December 2018?
A. Khanjar V
C. Vijay Prahar
D. Indra X
Ans: COP INDIA 2018
Q.2 Where is COP India 2018 organized?
A. Punjab
B. Uttrakhand
C. West Bengal
D. Madhya Pradesh
Ans: West Bengal

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