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IDF’s most elite units host Indian special forces in joint training exercises

While a contingent from the Indian Air Force were participating in the Blue Flag exercise, 16 visiting Indian commandos, part of their 45-man delegation, were training with the Israeli Air Force’s elite Shaldag unit and Unit 669, the Airborne Combat, Search & Rescue Unit.



A contingent of Indian Garud commandos are in Israel taking part in exercises with elite Israeli special forces as part of the Blue Flag aerial drill.

“The roles of the commandos of the two nations are similar. We carry out what others cannot do,” wing commander K. Baharat told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
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Satellite clip of sea rescue of Israeli pilots from F-16 cash

On IAF training flight, the two-seater F-16 fighter jet crashes into Mediterranean sea off coast of Gaza Strip due to technical fault in engine.

IAF flight instructor/pilot & navigator safely eject and parachute to sea before being rescued by the IDF’s Unit 669.


An F-16i on a training flight crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, some 50 kilometers off the coast of the Gaza Strip, on Sunday. The plane’s pilot, an Israel Air Force flight instructor, and navigator, who was being trained, safely ejected from the aircraft and parachuted to the sea before being rescued.

F-16i -Sufa, Photo courtesy IDF Spokesperson's Office

F-16i -Sufa, (illustrative) – Photo courtesy IDF Spokesperson’s Office

The two-seater fighter jet was taking part in a training exercise in which it drilled an interception.

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