New Delhi. 18 January 2017. IAF and RAFO are on a bi-lateral defence exercise at Jamnagar. This is the first time that RAFO F-16s are participating in an air exercise outside the Gulf Countries.

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) is participating with five F-16 Block 50 Air Defence Fighters belonging to No. 18 Squadron based at Thumrait. IAF is participating in the exercise with Su-30 MKI Air Dominance Fighters, MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighters, Jaguar Maritime Strike aircraft and MiG-27 aircraft.

IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM and Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Qbaidani reviewed the progress of fourth joint Indo-Oman Air Exercise Eastern Bridge IV at Air Force Station Jamnagar which commenced on 16 Jan 2017.

During review the Chief of the Air Staff and Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) interacted with the participating crew and held bilateral discussions.