Indian Air Force Refuels Egyptian Rafale Fighters in Exercise Bright Star-23 – Indian Defence News


Cairo: As Exercise Bright Star-23 enters its culmination phase, the Indian Air Force (IAF) showcased its interoperability by refuelling Egyptian Air Force MiG-29M and Rafale fighters using an IAF IL-78 tanker. The IAF’s own MiG-29UPG was also part of the mission, underlining the cooperation between the two air forces.

This multinational Tri-Services military exercise, featuring 34 countries, emphasizes collaborative training and mutual understanding among participating forces. The Indian Navy’s maiden participation in Ex Bright Star further strengthens maritime security and global stability efforts.


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