The sixth edition of Cope India-2023, an Air Exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and United States Air Force(USAF), conducted over the last two weeks at Air Force Stations Kalaikunda ,Panagarh and Agra, culminated on 24 Apr 2023.
The exercise involved participation of frontline IAF aircraft like Rafale, Tejas, Su-30MKI, Jaguar, C-17 and C-130. The USAF in turn had fielded the F-15 ‘Strike Eagle’ fighter, C-130, MC-130J, C-17 and the B1B, strategic bomber aircraft. Aircrew from the Japanese Air Self Defence Force also participated as observers.
Cultural exchanges were also organised during the exercise to reinforce the bond of friendship and camaraderie.