INDIAN MILITARY EXERCISES
Indian Army Bilateral Exercises
Aim of the Exercise :–The aim of this exercise is to build, strengthen, and promote positive relations between the armies of India and Bangladesh
Latest edition:–9th edition, Feb 2020, Umroi Meghalaya
2. HAND TO HAND
Aim of the exercise:–practicing joint planning
conducting exercises meant to counter-terrorism
hold training in semi urban terrains
Latest edition:–December 2019, Meghalaya
3. SURYA KIRAN
Aim of the exercise:–Boost overall interoperability between the two militaries.
Latest edition:–15th Edition, Sep 2021, Uttrakhand Pithoragarh
4. MITRA SHAKTI
Aim of the exercise:–Promote defence cooperation and boost the positive relations between India and Sri Lanka
Partner nation:–Sri Lanka
Latest edition:–8th Edition 4 to 15th October (Sri Lanka).
5. YUDH ABHYAS
Aim of the exercise:–Acquire the cold weather skills and practice the conduct of small team operations in extreme cold weather conditions.
Partner nation:–United State of America
Latest edition:–17th Edition 25 to 28 oct (Alaska,USA).
6. VAJRA PRAHAR
Aim of the exercise:–To share the best practices and experiences in areas such as joint mission planning and operational tactics as also to improve interoperability between the Special Forces of both nations.
Latest edition:–11th March 2021 Edition Himachal Pradesh
Aim of the exercise:–experience gained during various counter-terrorism operations.
First edition:– 2006
Latest edition:–28th edition 16 to 25 Sep 2019 Meghalaya
Aim of the exercise :–The purpose of the exercise was to develop military technology, enhance the maritime security and bolster the nations /fight against terrorism.
Latest edition:–12th Edition April 2019 Jhansi Uttar Pradesh
Aim of the exercise:–The aim of this joint training event is to train the Myanmar delegation for participation in UN peacekeeping operations
Latest edition:–January 2019 Chandi Mandir
10. GARUDA SHAKTI
Aim of the exercise:-The exercise “will focus on Counter Terrorism operations in backdrop of semi-urban terrain under United Nations Mandate with an aim to enhance military cooperation and inter-operability between the two Armies”.
Latest edition:–6th Edition 19th February to 4th March 2018 Indonesia.
Aim of the exercise:–Sharing training on counter-terrorism and improving relations between the two countries.
Latest edition:–first edition January 2018 Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Aim of the exercise:–: Counter Insurgency (CI) and Counter Terrorism (CT) operations in mountainous, rural and urban scenarios under the United Nations (UN) mandate.
Latest design:– 2nd Edition March 2021 Ranikhet Uttarakhand
Aim of the exercise:–The aim of the exercise is joint training of troops in counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism operations in both the countries mountainous terrains.
First edition :–2018
Latest edition :–2nd edition 2019 Mizoram
14. AL NAGAH
Aim of the exercise:–The exercise is aimed to enhance interoperability in counterterrorist operations in semi-urban mountainous terrain
Partner nation :–Oman
Latest edition:–3rd edition 2019 Oman
15. HARIMAYU SHAKTI
Aim of the exercise:–bolstering cooperation and coordination” between the armed forces of the two countries
Latest edition:–2018 wardieburn ,kuala lumpur
Aim of the exercise:–The main aim of this exercise is to enhance interoperability between the two forces for carrying out counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in a semi-urban environment under the United Nations mandate.
Latest edition:–10th edition 2019,Aundh military station
17. PRABAL DOSTYK
Aim of the exercise:–The joint exercise is aimed at enhancing the military ties between the two countries as also at achieving interoperability between the two armies.
Latest edition:–2018 otar,Kazakhstan
18. AJEYA WARRIOR
Aim of the exercise:–The exercise is aimed at developing interoperability and mutual sharing of expertise with friendly countries.
Latest edition:–6th edition October 2001 Uttarakhand
19. NOMADIC ELEPHANT
Aim of the exercise:–It aimed at training troops in counter insurgency & counter terrorism operations under United Nations mandate. The joint exercise will enhance defence co-operation and military relations between the two nations.
Latest edition:–14th edition,18 to 19 Oct ,2019 Bakloh
Aim of the exercise:–The purpose of this exercise is to train the army of both the countries against terror and strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
Latest edition:–8th edition 2018 mane,Seychelles
Aim of the exercise:–the exercise aims at the strategic partnership between India and Kyrgyzstan. It also focuses on high altitude mountains and counter extremism drills.
Latest edition:–8th edition April 2021 Bishkek,kyrgyzstan.
Indian Naval Bilateral Exercises
Aim of the exercise:–SLINEX aims to enhance interoperability, improve mutual understanding and exchange best practices and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between both navies.
Partner nation:–Sri Lanka
Latest edition:–8th edition October 19 to 21 2020
Aim of the exercise:–enhancing mutual interoperability and imbibing best practices from each other.
Latest edition:–28 edition 2 September to 4 September 2021 southern finger of South China sea
Aim of the exercise:–The coordinated patrol (CORPAT) initiative between the Indian Navy and Myanmar Navy seeks to address issues of terrorism, human trafficking, poaching, illegal fishing, drug trafficking and other illegal activities harmful to interest of both nations.
Latest edition:–8th edition 20 May to 28 May 2019
4.IN BN CORPAT
Aim of the exercise:–engaging in seamanship evolutions, flying exercises with integral helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft at sea.
Latest edition:– 2nd edition 2020 bay of Bengal
Aim of the exercise:–improving Indo-French coordination on capabilities like cross-deck operations, replenishment-at-sea, minesweeping, anti-submarine warfare and information sharing.
Latest edition:–17th edition, May 2019 , Goa
6.NASEEM AL BAHR
Aim of the exercise:–The aim of the exercise is to enhance interoperability and operational readiness among the armed forces of the participating countries to cater for a wide spectrum of naval warfare and maritime security operations.
Latest edition:–12th edition 2020, Mormugao Port Goa
Aim of the exercise:–The primary aim of this exercise was to further strengthen the interoperability which has been built up by the Navies of both the countries and also to enhance procedures and understandings of various maritime operations.
Latest edition:–12th edition August 2021 Baltic sea.
Indian Air Force Bilateral Exercises
Aim of the exercise:–Both participating forces benefitted immensely by mutual sharing of combat knowledge & experience.
Partner nation:–United Kingdom
Latest edition:–5th edition February 2020 Ghaziabad India
Aim of the exercise:–It is aimed at enhancing the interoperability level of French and Indian crews in air defence and ground attack missions.
It promoted professional interaction, exchange
Latest edition:–6th edition mont de marsan.
3. RED FLAG
Aim of the exercise:–It aims to offer realistic air-combat training for military pilots and other flight crew members from the United States and allied countries.
Latest edition:–2016 Eielson Air force base USA.
4. DESERT EAGLE
Aim of the exercise:–“expose coalition participating forces to large force employment, sharpen tactical capabilities, and enhance interoperability along with fostering closer relations between the participating forces.
Latest edition:–2nd edition 2016 UAE.
Aim of the exercise:–The aim of this exercise is to provide operational exposure to all the participants and undertake mutual exchange of best practices towards enhancing the operational capability of both the Air Forces.”
Latest edition:–5th edition oct 2019 Air Force Base Masirah, Oman.
Aim of the exercise:–The aim of the bilateral exercise is to evolve SOPs for planning and executing relief missions during unforeseen natural calamities like Tsunami, earthquakes, cyclones, floods etc. The objective is to enhance interoperability between both the Air Forces
Latest edition:–2017 Chiang Mai Thailand.
Aim of the exercise:–The aim this year is to increase the interoperability amongst the participating navies, developing common understanding and SOPs for Maritime Security Operations.
Participants country:–Usa, Japan, Australia and India.
Latest edition:–25th edition, August - October 2021, Guam, Pacific Ocean
Aim of the exercise:–Samvedana' aims to galvanize all stakeholders in synergizing the unified HADR efforts.
Participants:– India, Bangladesh, Srilanka, UAE, Nepal
First & Latest Edition:–March 2018
Aim of the exercise:– strengthen mutual confidence and develop common understanding and procedures towards enhancing the overall maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region
Participants:– Singapore, India & Thailand
First edition:– September 2019, Port Blair
Latest edition:– 3rd Edition, November 2021, Andaman Sea , Indian Ocean (hosted by Thailand)
Aim of the exercise:–The aim of the exercise is to undertake collective training for participating navies, building interoperability and mutual understanding as well as sharing of best practices.
First edition:– 2008
Participants:– India, Brazil South Africa
Latest edition:– Sixth edition October,2018, Simons Town, South Africa
The first Blue Flag exercise was held in 2013 and India had participated first in November 2017, when the exercise took place at the Uvda Air Force Base in Israel.
Involved:– Air force
Participants:– India,US,Israel,UK,Greece,Germany,Italy and France
Latest edition:– October 2, 2021
Aim of the exercise:- To share SOPs & Best practices
Partner Nation:- USA
Involved:- Indian Army,Navy,Airforce & US Marine Corps
First & Latest Edition:- November, 2019
2.INDRA( Triservices )
Aim of the exercise:- The broad theme for the exercise was to organise a Joint Task Force for undertaking planning and execution of air operations for eliminating terrorists at the request of the third country under UN mandate
Partner Nation:- Russia
Involved:- Army,Navy & Airforce
First Edition:- October 2017, Vladivostok
Latest Edition:- December 2019, Babina,Pune & Goa
Aim of the exercise:- Achieving sea control to land Army ground-troops at a pre-designated site
Partner Nation:- United Kingdom
Involved:- Army,Navy & Airforce
First & Latest Edition:- October 2021,Arabian Sea