List of Joint Military Exercises of the Indian Army

India is playing an enormous interest in establishing a relationship with various countries around the globe. Integration of the military exercises is an unavoidable obligation for the contemporary combat zone. The joint military is essential for the cooperation of countries apart from economic cooperation and the prevailing hard situation.

The absence of cooperation in the military field in the Indian armed forces received a motivation post-Kargil. The most significant benefit of joint military exercises is ‘strategic signaling’.

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The Indian military exercises can be segregated into 3 categories:

  1. Domestic exercise
  2. Bilateral Exercise
  3. Multilateral exercise

Domestic exercise – The aim of this exercise is to improve internal engagements and there can be inter-services or intra-services depending on nature and its application.

List of military domestic exercises

  1. Gandiv Vijay
  2. Paschim Lehar
  3. Vayu Shakti
  4. Vijay Prahar

Bilateral exercise – These exercises are conducted between two countries.

List of few bilateral exercises conducted by the military are given below:

Bilateral exercise Participating countries
Surya Kiran India and Nepal
Sampriti India and Bangladesh
Harimau Shakti India and Malaysia
Ekuverin India and Maldives
Varuna India and France
Red Flag India and US

Multilateral exercise – These exercises are conducted by the military including more than one partner nations.

List of major multilateral exercises conducted by the military are given below:

Multilateral exercise No of Participating countries
COBRA-GOLD Asia – Pacific countries
Samvedna South Asian Region Nations

List of Important Military exercise

Exercise name Country participated in India Held at
Al Nagah-Ii Oman Bakloh, India
Bold Kurukshetra Singapore Madhya Pradesh, India
Chakravyuh – II Suratgarh, India
Drad Sanklap Rajasthan, India
Ekuverin Maldives Laamu Atoll, Maldives
Garuda Shakti IV Indonesia Magelang, Indonesia
Hand in Hand China Kunming, China
Hand in Hand China Pune, India
Indra Russia Bikaner, India
Indra Russia Vladivostok, Russia
Khanjar IV Kyrgyzstan Kok Jhangak, Kyrgyzstan
Lamitye Seychelles Port Victoria, Seychelles
Maitree Thailand Krabi, Thailand
Megh Prahar Mathura, India
Mitra Shakti Sri Lanka Pune, India
Mitra Shakti Sri Lanka Ambepussa, Sri Lanka
Multi-national FTX ASEAN plus Pune, India
Nomadic Elephant Mongolia Mongolia
Nomadic Elephant XII Mongolia Vairengte, India
Prabal Dostyk Kazakhstan Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Sampriti Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh
Shatrujeet Rajasthan, India
Surya Kiran IX Nepal Pithoragarh, India
Surya Kiran X Nepal Saljhandi, Nepal
Surya Kiran XI Nepal Pithoragarh, India
Yudh Abhyas United States Chaubattia, India
Al Nagah-Ii Oman Bakloh, India

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