Indian Air Force lands in prepration of RF-A 16-1

An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. On average, more than 1,000 people and up to 60 aircraft deploy to Eielson during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. On average, more than 1,000 people and up to 60 aircraft deploy to Eielson during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force IL-78MKI aerial refueling aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force IL-78MKI aerial refueling aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force IL-78MKI aerial refueling aircraft taxis on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. On average, more than 1,000 participants and up to 60 aircraft deploy to Eielson during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force IL-78MKI aerial refueling aircraft taxis on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. On average, more than 1,000 participants and up to 60 aircraft deploy to Eielson during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft circles before landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. On average, more than 1,000 participants and up to 60 aircraft deploy to Eielson during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft circles before landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. On average, more than 1,000 participants and up to 60 aircraft deploy to Eielson during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force IL-78MKI aerial refueling aircraft taxis on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. On average, more than 1,000 participants and up to 60 aircraft deploy to Eielson during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

An Indian Air Force IL-78MKI aerial refueling aircraft taxis on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. On average, more than 1,000 participants and up to 60 aircraft deploy to Eielson during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft prepare to land at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft prepare to land at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

Members and aircraft with the Indian Air Force landed at Eielson Air Force Base in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska, a two-week exercise that provides U.S. and allied pilots, aircrews and operational support personnel the opportunity to train and improve their air combat skills in preparation for a myriad of worldwide contingencies.