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Military Exercises of India 2022, Participating Counties and Location

Military Exercises of India 2022

As friendly countries participate in joint military exercises, it leads to positive operational interactions and improves the capabilities of the armed forces in a variety of different warfighting areas. The latest tactical and technological methods, procedures, etc., are exchanged during such joint military exercises.

Although this is a continuous process, appropriate action is occasionally made to involve friendly countries and broaden the scope of exercises based on the idea of mutual benefit and the participating country’s strategic needs.

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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.

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Category 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.

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List of Joint Military Exercises of India

Domestic Exercises

There are four major domestic military exercises of India namely Gandiv Vijay, Paschim Lehar, Vayu Shakti and Vijay Prahar.

Bilateral Exercises

The following table provides you with a List of Joint Military Exercises of India including the Army, Navy and Air Force:

Participating Countries Army/Navy/Air Force Exercise Name
India and Australia Army AUSTRA HIND
Navy AUSINDEX
India and Bangladesh Army SAMPRITI
Navy IN-BN CORPAT
Air Force Table Top Ex
India and China Army HAND IN HAND
India and France Army SHAKTI
Navy VARUNA
Air Force GARUDA
India and Indonesia Army GARUDA SHAKTI
Navy IND-INDO CORPAT
India and Japan Army DHARMA GUARDIAN
Navy JIMEX
India and Kazakhstan Army PRABAL DOSTYK
India and Kyrgyzstan Army KHANJAR
India and Maldives Army EKUVERIN
India and Mongolia Army NOMADIC ELEPHANT
India and Myanmar Army IMBEX
Navy IMCOR
India and Nepal Army SURYA KIRAN
India and Oman Army AL NAGAH
Navy Naseem-al-Bahr
Air Force EASTERN BRIDGE-IV
India and Russia Army INDRA
Navy INDRA NAVY
Air Force INDRA
India and Seychelles Army LAMITIYE
India and Sri Lanka Army MITRA SHAKTI
Navy SLINEX
India and Thailand Army MAITREE
Navy INDO-THAI CORPAT
Air Force SIAM BHARAT
India and United Kingdom Army AJEYA WARRIOR
Navy KONKAN
Air Force INDRADHANUSH-IV
India and USA Army YUDHABHAYAS & VAJRA PRAHAR
Navy MALABAR (Multilateral)
Air Force RED FLAG 16-1
India and Vietnam Army VINBAX

Multilateral Exercises

The following table provides you with a List of Multilateral Military Exercises:

Exercise Name Participating Countries
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

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Recent List of Military Exercises of India 2022

Here is the Recent List of Joint Military Exercises of India with other countries.

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
IND-INDO CORPAT
(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
Korea
Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Island
XPL 22 (also called Paschim Lehar 2022) Conducted by the Indian Navy Arabian Sea

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Military Exercises of India FAQs

Q. Which exercise is best for the Indian Army?

Ans. A military training exercise is a coordinated training exercise conducted by military units of different countries for trained their forces in different situations, and climatic conditions and to improve coordination.

Q. What is the Garuda exercise?

Ans. Garuda is a joint exercise between India and France Air Force that will provide a platform for both countries to enhance operational capability and interoperability, while also sharing best practices.

Q. What do you mean by military exercise?

Ans. A military exercise, sometimes known as military training, is a training exercise for military operations that involve the use of military resources to examine the impacts of conflict or to test out different tactics without engaging in actual combat.

Q. Why military exercise is important?

Ans. To prepare commanders and troops for actions in times of peace, crisis, and conflict, military exercises are planned and carried out.

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FAQs

Which exercise is best for the Indian Army?

A military training exercise is a coordinated training exercise conducted by military units of different countries for trained their forces in different situations, and climatic conditions and to improve coordination.

What is the Garuda exercise?

Garuda is a joint exercise between India and France Air Force that will provide a platform for both countries to enhance operational capability and interoperability, while also sharing best practices.

What do you mean by military exercise?

A military exercise, sometimes known as military training, is a training exercise for military operations that involve the use of military resources to examine the impacts of conflict or to test out different tactics without engaging in actual combat.

Why military exercise is important?

To prepare commanders and troops for actions in times of peace, crisis, and conflict, military exercises are planned and carried out.

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