NEW DELHI: The French Air Force is organising and coordinating Mission PEGASE in the Asia-Pacific from September 1 to 4, 2018. Their 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.

France will be 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.

The French aim to reinforce their presence in the Indo-Pacific and their mission in India is an illustration of the depth of the Indo-French strategic partnership, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year.