IAF Chief flies sortie on Israeli F-15 fighter during visit

ACM Bhadauria and Commander of Israeli Air Force hold wide-ranging discussions

Published - August 06, 2021 09:44 pm IST - NEW DELHI

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flying with Commander Israeli Air Force.

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flying with Commander Israeli Air Force.

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) RKS Bhadauria on Friday flew a sortie on an Israeli F-15 fighter jet along with Commander of the Israeli Air Force, the IAF said.

“As part of the visit, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) and Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, Commander, Israeli Air Force, visited the “Yad Vashem” and paid homage at the memorial. The Chiefs also laid wreaths at the Cemetery for Indian soldiers in Talpioth, Jerusalem,” an IAF statement said.

During the visit from August 3 to 6, ACM Bhadauria and Maj. Gen. Norkin held wide-ranging discussions on all bilateral Air Force interactions, the IAF said. He was given an overview of the Israeli Air Force’s operational environment, it stated. He also had meetings with the Director General, Ministry of Defence, and Chief of the General Staff.

The visit of the CAS to Israel marks an important milestone in the ties between the two Air Forces with both sides reaffirming a shared vision of enhanced bilateral engagements and multidisciplinary professional exchanges for the future, the statement added.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.