Twelve Indian Air Force aircrafts, including the Russian origin Su30 MKI, reached the United States to take part in the prestigious Red Flag air exercise, Indian media says.
The planes, which arrived in Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, will take part in the exercise starting on April 28 and will undertake war games along with NATO forces.
Four each of Sukhois and deep penetration Jaguars, two C17 transport plans and two mid-air refuellers IL 78 travelled through Bahrain, Egypt, France, Portugal and Canada before finally reaching Alaska.
The air exercise, which will last till May 13, is seen as a complex and advanced network centric operation -- the toughest test for flying machines and men.
This is the second time that India is participating in such an exercise after 2008.