Cope India Exercise: Air forces of the united states and India air force are scheduled to participate in a 12-day joint exercise ‘Cope India 2019’ at 2 air force stations in West Bengal next month, the United States consulate same here Thursday. The exercise is held from December three to fourteen at air station Kalaikunda and air station Arjan Singh (Panagarh). The exercise showcases the efforts and commitment of the 2 nations to a free and open Indo-Pacific region, a communique from the United States consulate said.
Cope India Joint Exercise:
- The Exercise is being held once a gap of eight years, with the last one having taken place in 2010.
- The exercise may be a long-standing bilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored Field training exercise, conducted with the Indian Air Force.
- It focuses on enhancing mutual cooperation between the U.S. and India and building on the existing capabilities, aircrew tactics, and forces employment.
- Around two hundred men from the United States, Air Force with fifteen aircraft from the eighteenth Wing, Kadena airbase, Japan and 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard can participate within the exercise alongside men from the Indian Air Force. Cope with Indian exercise.
- Cope Exercise may be a series of joint Air Force exercises held between the Indian Air Force and also the united states Air Force, in India.
- The first such exercise, that required several months of preparation, was conducted at the air force station in Gwalior in Feb 2004.
- The exercise included flight tests, practice, and demonstrations as well as lectures on subjects associated with aviation.
- There were conjointly media functions and social interactions held among troops of the 2 countries.
- The Cope India Exercise has currently evolved to incorporate subject matter expert exchanges, air quality coaching, airdrop coaching, and large-force exercises, in addition to fighter-training exercises.