Facts for Prelims (FFP)
Exercise BRIGHT STAR-23: An Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent has departed to participate in Exercise BRIGHT STAR-23, a biennial multilateral tri-service exercise scheduled to take place at Cairo (West) Air Base, Egypt, from August 27 to September 16, 2023.
This marks the first time that the IAF is participating in Ex BRIGHT STAR-23, joining contingents from the United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Greece, and Qatar.
Other exercises between India and Egypt: Exercise Cyclone-I: It Is a bilateral exercise between the special forces of the Indian Army and the Egyptian Army. The first edition of the exercise was held in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in January 2023.
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AUSINDEX-23 is a biennial maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy