As the Indian Air Force (IAF) is gearing up for Pitch Black, they stopped in Malaysia and Indonesia for a joint exercise.
The Indian Air Force will be sending Su30mki Fighter Aircraft, C130J Super Hercules, and C17 Globe Master Transport Aircraft. With the contingent, IAF will be participating in the Pitch Black exercise in Australia, and then will head to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Malaysia will employ its SU30MKM fighter, which is also derived from SU30mki. While it’s not clear what the Indonesian Airforce will field for the exercise, they too have the flankers in the fleet.
During the Pitch Black exercise, IAF will be facing fighters of many air forces.