India and Japan have begun first of its kind joint air exercises called Veer Guardian 2023. They mark a historic milestone in the two nation’s defense and security ties. The war games will continue till Jan 26 at Hyakuri Air Base in Ibaraki Prefecture and Iruma Air Base in Saitama Prefecture. The JASDF is participating with four F-2 and four F-15 fighters, while the IAF is fielding four Su-30 MKI fighter jets, two C-17 transport planes, and one IL-78 tanker, along with a contingent of around 150 personnel. China has now responded to the air drills. Watch this video for more details.