A fleet of eight Sukhoi fighter jets has left for France from Trishul airport to participate in a joint military exercise.
The fleet left on Monday in the presence of senior air staff officer of Central Air Command S Bardhman.
Addressing the pilots, Bardhman said that this would be the second big international level joint military exercise after the one held with the US.
He said that the joint exercise would not only strengthen ties between French and Indian airforce, but the members of the contingent would also learn several latest techniques.
Six Sukhoi jets will participate in the joint exercise, which will continue till June 25, whereas two would be kept as standby.