The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa 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.
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.
This is the first time that RAFO F-16s are participating in an air exercise outside the Gulf Countries.