India to participate in 17-nation drill “Pitch Black 2022” in Australia from August 19
India will be part of the mega air combat exercise “Pitch Black 2022” among 17-nations, to be held in the Northern Territory of Australia.
The three-week-long military exercise Pitch Black is scheduled to take place from August 19 to September 6, 2022.
Over 100 aircraft and 2,500 military personnel from 17 nations will be part of the drill.
The exercise is being conducted after a gap of four-years due to Covid. The last edition was held in 2018.
The participating countries include the US, India, Australia, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, the UAE and the UK.
Ex Pitch Black is a biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise, hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The objectives for the exercise is to foster closer relationship between the participating forces and promote interoperability through exchange of knowledge and experience.