The Indian Air force is known to be one of the most lethal air fleet in the defence forces around the world. But what one probably didn’t know is that there are pilots behind the wheel flying the jets to the highs and sometimes they too have their jolly fun moments.
Recently, during the ongoing Garuda VI exercise in France, the pilots of the IAF and Armée de l’Air shared some really fascinating photographs while flying their Sukhoi Su-30 MKI and Rafale fighters.
In a picture posted by the IAF on twitter, an IAF pilot in a Su-30 MKI seems to be balancing another fighter jet on his fingertip while the two aircrafts fly across the French airspace above the Mont-de-Marsan Air Base.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 9, 2019
The IAF also asked the netizens to caption the picture.
The Garuda VI air exercise is ongoing at France’s Mont-de-Marsan Air Base from July 1 to 14.
The air forces of the two nations have shared several interesting photos from the exercise in the last few days.
During the exercise, they exchanged the jets and took selfies. While the Indian pilots got a taste of the Rafale jet, the French pilots tested their hands on the Su-30 MKIs.
The IAF has said that Garuda VI exercise will help the air forces of both the nations in learning from the good practices while also aiding interoperability and cooperation between them.
The IAF will have 36 Rafale jets as part of the 2015 deal, which has been at the core of a controversy in the recent months.