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Full List Of Joint Military Exercises India with different countries

India is playing a tremendous interest for setting up a relationship with different nations around the world.  Joining of the military exercises is an unavoidable commitment for the contemporary battle zone. The joint military is basic for the participation of nations separated from monetary collaboration and the predominant difficult circumstance.

This is an essential concept for Bank, SSC and other government examinations.

The Indian military exercises can be segregated into 3 categories:

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

As we all know that, In a Joint Military Exercise, a country displays its Military strength be it through weapons or through the showcase of soldiers training it is an important point of International Relations where the country engages in Military Diplomacy in a show of strength. India over the many years has participated in Joint Military Exercises with different countries across the world. Below the table, we share a List of Joint Military Exercises of India conducted in the year 2021

Domestic exercise 

Domestic Exercises can be inter-services (between two administrations) or intra-services (within one administration) relying upon nature and its application. The point of this activity is to improve inner engagements.

List of domestic exercises

  1. Gandiv Vijay
  2. Paschim Lehar
  3. Vayu Shakti
  4. Vijay Prahar
  5. Shatrujeet
  6. Megh Prahar
  7. ‘Chang Thang’
  8. “Him Vijay”
  9. Sudarshan Chakra Vahini exercise
  10. ‘Sindhu Sudarshan’

Bilateral exercise 

These exercises are conducted between two countries.

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

Bilateral exerciseParticipating countries
Surya KiranIndia and Nepal
SampritiIndia and Bangladesh
Harimau ShaktiIndia and Malaysia
EkuverinIndia and Maldives
VarunaExercise SHAKTIEx Desert Knight-21India and France
Red FlagIndia and US
Al NagahIndia and Oman
‘Naseem-Al-Bahr’India and Oman (Navy)
Bold KurukshetraIndia and Singapore
Hand in HandIndia and China
EkuverinIndia and Maldives
Garuda ShaktiIndia and Indonesia
IndraIndia and Russia
KhanjarIndia and Kyrgyzstan
LamityeIndia and Seychelles
MaitreeIndia and Thailand
Mitra ShaktiIndia and Sri Lanka
Multi-national FTXASEAN plus
Nomadic ElephantIndia and Mongolia
Prabal DostykIndia and Kazakhstan
SampritiIndia and Bangladesh
Surya KiranIndia and Nepal
Ajeya WarriorIndia and UK
IndradhanushIndia and UK (Airforce)
‘Sahyog Kaijin’India and Japan
“Mainamati Maitree ExerciseBorder Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB)
‘IN – VPN BILAT EX’Passage Exercise #PASSEXIndo-Vietnam (Navy)
IMDEXIndia- Singapore
SIMBEXIndia- Singapore (Navel)
SITMEXIndia- Singapore-Thailand (Navel)
“Tiger Triumph”India and US
SLINEXIndia and Srilanka(SL)
KAZINDIndia and Kazakhstan
Dharma GuardianIndia and Japan
Shinyuu Maitri’India and Japan (Airforce)
Exercise JIMEXIndian and Japanese (navies)
Dustlik IIIndia-Uzbekistan
Samudra ShaktiCORPAT“PASSEX”Indian Navy-Indonesian Navy bilateral
Yudh Abhyas,Vajra PraharIndia and United States
Passex India, Australian and United States (Navy)

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 exerciseNo of Participating countries
COBRA-GOLDAsia – Pacific countries
BIMSTEC Disaster Management ExerciseIndia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Myanmar
‘Milan The Naval Exercise ‘MILAN 2020’ is scheduled to be held at Visakhapatnam in March 2020 in which 41 countries have been invited.
 AFINDEXBetween the Indian Army and 16 African nations
SamvednaSouth Asian Region Nations

List of Joint Military Exercises of India : FAQS

What is Mitra Shakti?

Mitra Shakti exercise is a bilateral joint military exercise between armies of India and Sri Lanka. It is also called the India-Sri Lanka Joint Training exercise

What is Garuda Shakti?

Garuda Shakti is a bilateral exercise between special forces of armies of India and Indonesia. This joint military exercise is a part of India and Indonesia defence cooperation. Exercise Garuda Shakti is an important military exercise of India with another nation 

What is Vajra Prahar?

Vajra Prahar‘ is a Special Forces joint training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US. These exercises will enable sharing of best practices and experience in areas such as joint mission planning capabilities and operational tactics

What is exercise Shakti?

Shakti Exercise is a bilateral exercise between the armies of India and France. It is a biennial exercise that takes place between Indian and French armies, alternately in the two countries. The latest edition of the Shakti Exercise took place in Rajasthan in 2019


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