Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, is embarking on an official visit to Oman to witness the ongoing Indo-Oman joint air exercise at Masirah in Oman.

This is the fifth edition of Exercise Eastern Bridge 19. The IAF’S MiG-29 are participating with Hawks, F-16 and Eurofighter Typhoons of the Royal Air Force (RAFO) of Oman.

ACM Bhadauria is scheduled to witness the exercise as well as interact with senior functionaries of the RAFO and other participants.

The visit will consolidate military ties between India and Oman, provide an impetus to defence cooperation, and pave the way for greater interaction between the two air forces, a Defence Ministry release said.