Mission PEGASE in India
On this occasion, joint flights and exchanges between the French and Indian Air Forces will be conducted.
1st - 4th September 2018
The French Air Force is organizing and coordinating Mission PEGASE in the Asia-Pacific region by projecting a detachment of three Rafale combat jets, one Atlas A-400M military transport aircraft, one C-135 refuelling aircraft, and one Airbus A310 cargo aircraft.
This operational mission aims to reinforce France’s presence in this region of strategic interest and deepen its relations with its main partner countries. This mission succeeds a major exercise in Australia, where our aircraft have carried out joint drills with those of the Indian Air Force.
After Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore, this detachment, which involves over a hundred aviators, will make a three-day stopover in India, at the Air Force Stations of Gwalior and Agra. On this occasion, joint flights and exchanges between the French and Indian Air Forces will be conducted.
This mission in India is yet another illustration of the depth of the Indo-French strategic partnership, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, and the great trust that prevails in the relations between our respective armed forces.”