Iniochos 2023: Indian Air Force contingent arrives in the Peloponnese

Iniochos 2023 Indian Air Force at Andravida Air Base in the Western Peloponnese for the massive Iniochos 23 exercises

The Indian Air Force contingent arrived to participate in the multinational Exercise Iniochos 2023 at Andravida Air Base in the western Peloponnese, Greece.

This is a historic day and the first ever landing of Su30 at this base.

Indian Air Force at Andravida Air Base in the Western Peloponnese for the massive Iniochos 23 exercises

Indian Air Force at Andravida Air Base in the Western Peloponnese for the massive Iniochos 23 exercises

Iniochos 23 is an annual Greek study. It includes live flying. During these flights, the participating aircraft go through the full range of missions in complex operational and congested environments.

These flights include a countermeasure against a ground-based air defense system, through its identification and conditional engagement. Indian and Greek pilots are also expected to jointly attack enemy ground positions accompanied by effective combat search and rescue.

For years, this Greek teaching has been one of the most attractive in Europe and the Balkans. All involved are subjected to an intense combat rhythm. It is accompanied by numerous scenarios and tactics in the air and on the ground. Missions are completed in real-time.

In this way, participating Air Forces in the exercise build joint operational capabilities, building a strong and sustainable force.

The involvement of the Indian Air Force should not be surprising. In 2020, to respond to the newly inflamed Turkey-Pakistan axis, India and Greece signed an agreement for joint cooperation in the field of both military production and joint military training.

In 2020, Turkey opened several fronts around itself. This included Libya, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh. Pakistan supported Turkish efforts and this worried Greece, whose proxy conflict with the Turks has been going on for decades.

Turkish President Erdogan’s nationalistic remarks were also taken into account in Athens.

All this reached a logical conclusion to deepen the military cooperation between India and Greece. Particular emphasis is placed on the fact that the two countries are expected to exchange experience, know-how, and technology in military production.

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