Exercise SHINYUU Maitri 2018

• The Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) is in India for a bilateral air exercise SHINYUU Maitri-18 with Indian Air Force from 03-07 Dec 18 at A F Station Agra.

Crucial highlights

• The theme of the exercise is joint Mobility/Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft.

• The JASDF C2 aircraft along with aircrew/observers are part of this first air exercise between the two Air Forces.

• IAF is participating with An-32 and C-17 aircraft with aircrew & observers. The focus of the exercise is set for the IAF and JASDF crews to undertake Joint Mobility/ HADR operations.

• Display of heavy loading/ off loading are also planned to be practiced during this exercise.

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Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

Prelims level: Exercise SHINYUU Maitri 2018

Mains level: India-Japan strategic relations

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