The Indian Air Force (IAF) will join 16 other nations, including Quad partner countries for Exercise Pitch Black, the biennial exercise hosted by the Australian Air Force.
The warfare exercise takes place once every two years and is hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The aim of this exercise is to practice Offensive Counter Air (OCA) and Defensive Counter Air (DCA) combat.
The exercise takes place in a simulated war environment.
The first Pitch Black exercise took place on June 15-16 1981 between the RAAF units.