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Military Exercises of India
Indian armed forces are represented by various units/battalions in such joint military exercises which are decided based on the nature and requirement of specific exercises.
The amount spent varies depending on the extent of our involvement and the resources used in such exercises. Indian armed forces participate in domestic exercises, bilateral exercises, and multilateral exercises.
Types of Indian Military Exercises
The Military Exercises of India can be divided into three categories:
- Domestic Exercise: The purpose of the domestic military exercise is to improve internal engagements and intra-service and inter-service among all the forces.
- Bilateral Exercise: These military exercises are held between two countries.
- Multilateral Exercise: These military exercises involve the militaries of more than two countries.
List of Military Exercises of India 2022
Here we are attaching the list of recent military exercises of India with other countries which are conducted in 2022 at various places:
|Name of Exercise||Participating Countries||Location|
|Vostok 2022||India and Russia||Eastern Military District, Russia|
|Gagan Strike||Indian Army and Indian Air Force||Punjab|
|JIMEX 2022||India and Japan||Bay of Bengal Region|
|Joint Maritime Exercise (Nigeria’s first joint operation deployment)||India and Nigeria||Gulf of Guinea|
|Abhyas-01/22||Coast Guard of India & United States||The coast of Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Parvat Prahar||Conducted by the One Strike Corps of the Indian Army||Ladakh|
|Vajra Prahar 2022||India and USA||Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh|
|VINBAX 2022||Vietnam and India||Chandimandir, Haryana|
|Pitch Black 2022||India and Australia||Australia’s Darwin|
|Yudh Abhyas 2022||India and the USA||Uttarakhand’s Auli|
|Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022||26 Countries including India||Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii (United States military base)|
|Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX)||Japan and India||Andaman Sea|
(38th coordinated patrol exercise)
|India and Indonesia||The Andaman Sea and Malacca Strait|
|Khaan Quest 2022 (multinational exercise)||Mongolia and India||Mongolia|
|Sampriti-X||India and Bangladesh||Jashore Military Station, Bangladesh|
|North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Exercise• Defender Europe 2022 (DE22)|
• Swift Response 2022 (SR22)
|Between Allies and Partners of the United States (US) and NATO||Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, the Baltics, and the Balkans|
|Bongosagar 2022 (Naval Exercise)||India and Bangladesh||Port Mongla, Bangladesh|
|Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)||India and Bangladesh||Northern Bay of Bengal, Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy (IN-BN)|
|Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maritime Exercise/ IMEX-22||Navies of Bangladesh, France, India and Iran||Goa in the Arabian sea|
|LAMITIYE 2022 (Joint Training Exercise)||India and Seychelles||Seychelles Defense Academy|
|VARUNA 2022 (Naval Exercise)||India and France||Arabian Sea|
|Exercise Khanjar 2022 (Joint Special Forces)||India and Kyrgyzstan||Special Forces Training School, Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh|
|KRIPAN SHAKTI (Integrated Fire Power Exercise)||Conducted by Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army||Teesta Field Firing Ranges (TFFR), near Siliguri, West Bengal|
|Dharma Guardian 2022||India and Japan||Foreign Training Node, Belagavi (Belgaum, Karnataka)|
|Cold Response 2022 (Multilateral Military Exercise)||Conducted by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)||Norway|
|Prasthan (Offshore Security Exercise)||Conducted by Western Naval Command of India||Offshore Development Area of ONGC, Mumbai|
|SLINEX 21||Sri Lanka and India||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|Suraksha Kavach 2||Conducted by Indian Army’s “Agnibaaz Division” with Maharashtra Police||Lulla Nagar, Pune|
|Exercise Dustlik (ExDustlik) 2022||India and Uzbekistan||Yangiarik, Uzbekistan|
|Eastern Bridge-VI (Air Force Exercise)||Indian and Oman||Jodhpur Air Force Station, Rajasthan|
|Sainya Ranakshetram –2021||Indian Army||Indore|
|MILAN 2022 (Biennial Multilateral Naval Exercise)||Conducted by the Eastern Naval Command (Indian Navy).Theme: ‘Camaraderie – Cohesion –Collaboration’||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (Indian Ocean Region)|
|Exercise Sea Dragon 22 (Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW))||Conducted by the USA|
Participating Countries: USA, Australia, Canada, India, Japan and South
|Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Island|
|XPL 22 (also called Paschim Lehar 2022)||Conducted by the Indian Navy||Arabian Sea|
List of Joint Military Exercises of India
- There are four major domestic military exercises of India namely Gandiv Vijay, Paschim Lehar, Vayu Shakti, and Vijay Prahar.
The following table provides you with a List of Joint Military Exercises of India including the Army, Navy, and Air Force:
|Participating Countries||Exercise Name (Army/Navy/Air Force)|
|India and Australia||AUSTRA HIND (Army)|
|India and Bangladesh||SAMPRITI (Army)|
IN-BN CORPAT (Navy)
Table Top Ex (Air Force)
|India and China||HAND IN HAND (Army)|
|India and France||SHAKTI (Army)|
GARUDA (Air Force)
|India and Indonesia||GARUDA SHAKTI (Army)|
|India and Japan||DHARMA GUARDIAN (Army)|
|India and Kazakhstan||PRABAL DOSTYK (Army)|
|India and Kyrgyzstan||KHANJAR (Army)|
|India and Maldives||EKUVERIN (Army)|
|India and Mongolia||NOMADIC ELEPHANT (Army)|
|India and Myanmar||IMBEX (Army)|
|India and Nepal||SURYA KIRAN (Army)|
|India and Oman||AL NAGAH (Army)|
EASTERN BRIDGE-IV (Air Force)
|India and Russia||INDRA (Army)|
INDRA NAVY (Navy)
|India and Seychelles||LAMITIYE (Army)|
|India and Sri Lanka||MITRA SHAKTI (Army)|
|India and Thailand||MAITREE (Army)|
INDO-THAI CORPAT (Navy)
SIAM BHARAT (Air Force)
|India and United Kingdom||AJEYA WARRIOR (Army)|
INDRADHANUSH-IV (Air Force)
|India and USA||YUDHABHAYAS & VAJRA PRAHAR (Army)|
MALABAR (Multilateral) (Navy)
RED FLAG 16-1 (Air Force)
|India and Vietnam||VINBAX (Army)|
The following table provides you with a List of Multilateral Military Exercises:
- RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise, 26 Countries): Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, South Korea Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, United States.
- MALABAR (3 Countries): India, United States, Japan
- COBRA-GOLD: Asia-Pacific Countries
- Samvedna: South Asian Region Nations
- MILAN (Incepted by Indian Navy): 40 Countries sending their high-level delegations and warships
Why Joint Military Exercises of India are Conducted?
- Defense exercises are conducted as it serves many purposes like counter-terrorism, low-intensity conflict operations at Counter-Insurgency, etc.
- Military Exercise is a measure to test the abilities of armed forces without engaging in Combat.
- It helps Armed Forces to train themselves for Humanitarian Relief in case of Natural Calamity or Disaster.
- Military Exercise also helps in improving the cooperation and coordination among fellow participants for any Joint Military Operation.
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