For the first time ever, the Indian Air Force participated with fighter aircraft in Exercise Pitch Black concluded in Darwin in Australia. The exercise was aimed at giving a unique opportunity for exchange of knowledge and experience with the participating nations in a dynamic warfare environment. During the exercise, the IAF contingent interacted with various countries, gained first-hand experience of training patterns, employment and operating philosophies of their combat assets. Exercise Pitch Black was a biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise which was hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). With the participation of 16 nations and more than 140 aircraft, the current edition was the largest Pitch Black ever conducted by Australia.