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List Of Military Exercises Of India Which You Should Know

Hello Defence Lovers, In the era of modernization and development, every country is focusing in its geopolitics interest. Military exercises play a pivotal role in serving global interest and cooperation. International relations between two nations can be figured by the military synergy to some extent. Besides, military exercises expose the soldiers to the latest technology and weapons that are being deployed globally. Moreover, In these exercises soldiers explore the warfare tactics and precision while armed forces test their strategies and preparedness for the combat role.

Indian Armed Forces Involves In Three Types Of Exercise:

1. Bilateral exercise: These exercises are held between two armed forces of two countries. Bilateral exercises are annual as well as biennial.

2. Multilateral exercise: The exercises which marks the inclusion and participation of more that two countries are multilateral. Group of some countries or a region specific countries come together to participate.

3. Domestic exercise: These are the exercises which held within army, Airforce or Navy. All the three forces i.e. Land, Air, Water may come together for carrying out combat exercises for better integration.

Military Exercise

Bilateral Exercise

1. Indian Army

SR. NO.Name of ExercisePartner NationFirst EditionLatest Edition
1.EX. SampritiBangladesh20119th edition
February, 2020
Umroi, Meghalaya
2Ex. Hand in HandChina2007 December, 2019
Umroi, Meghalaya
3.EX. Surya KiranNepal200514th edition
December, 2019
4.Ex. Mitra ShaktiSri Lanka 20132019, Pune
5.Ex. Yudh AbhyasUSA200416th edition
February, 2021
Bikaner, Rajasthan
6.Ex. Vajra PraharUSA11th edition
Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh
March, 2021
7 Ex. MaitreeThailand2006 September, 2019
8Ex. Bold KurukshetraSingapore2017April, 2019
Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
9Ex. IMBAXMyanmar2017Jan 2019
10Ex. Garuda ShaktiIndonesia20126th edition
2018, Bandung, Indonesia
11EX. VINBAXVietnam20181st edition
Jan 2018
Jabalpur, MP
12DUSTLIKUzbekistan2019March 2021
Ranikhet, Uttrakhand
13Ex. Dharma GuardianJapan20182019, Vairengte, Mizoram
14Ex. Al NagahOman20152019, Oman
15Ex. Harimayu ShaktiMalaysia2013 2018
Wardeiburn, Kaula Lampur
16Ex. EkuverianMaldives200910th edition,
2019, Aundh Military station
17Ex. Prabal DostykKazhakstan20162018
Otar Kazhakstan,
18Ex. Ajeya WarriorUK2008 2017
Maharaja Firing Range,bikaner
19Ex. Nomadic ElephantMongolia20042018, Ollanbatar, Mongolia
20Ex. LamitiyeSeychelles20152018, Mahe, Seychelles
21Ex. KhanjarKyrgyzstan20152018, Vairngte, Mizoram

Also read: Army Gears Up For Exercise ‘Indra’

2. Indian Navy

SR. NO Name of ExercisePartner NationFirst editionLast edition
1 Ex. SLINEX Sri Lanka20058th edition
INS kamarta and INS Kiltan
2 Ex. SIMBEXSingapore199427th edition
2020, Andaman Sea
3 Ex. IMCORMyanmar20134th edition
2016, Andaman Sea
5 Ex. IN-BN CORPATBangladesh20192020, Bay of Bengal
6Ex. KonkanUK20042018, Goa coast
7 Ex. VarunaFrance19832019, Goa Coast
8 Ex. Naseem-Al- Bahr Oman19932020
Marmagao Port, Goa
9Ex. IndraRussia200311th edition
September, 2020
Andaman Sea

3. Indian Airforce

SR. NO.Name of ExercisePartner NationFirst editionLatest Edition
1 Ex. Indradhanush UK20062020, Gaziabad India
2Ex. Garuda France20032019
Mont-de-Marsan, France
3Ex. Red Flag USA19752016
Eielson Airforce Base, USA
4 Ex. Desert Eagle UAE20082016
Al-Bhafra Airbase, UAE
5 Ex. Eastern Bridge Oman20092017
Jamnagar Airforce station
6 Ex. Siam BharatThailand20162017
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Multilateral Exercise

SR. no.Name of ExerciseParticipant nations
1RIMPECAustralia, 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, the United Kingdom and the United States
2MalabarUSA, Japan , Australia, India
3COBRA-GOLDAsia- Pacific nations
4SamvednaSouth Asian countries

Also read: In Pics: Glimpse Of Malabar Naval Exercise 2020

Domestic Military Exercise

  1. Gadhiv Vijay
  2. Vijay Prahar
  3. Paschim Lahar
  4. Vayu Shakti

Military exercises plays an important role in building strong diplomatic and military ties between the nations. It can be notes that many exercises were either postponed or cancelled during the covid-19 pandemic when the entire globe came to an halt.


Savvy Chahar

Bibliophile and learner


  1. I am currently waiting for ssb interview of my nda entry it was really helpful for me

    I have an suggestion that why not you start a channel of describing geopolitics and international relation and current sensation going in world and what are impact it on geopolitical angle and mainly where does india stand

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  2. why hadn’t you written about
    CUTLASS EXPRESS in which ins talvar and marcos commandos are representing India.
    Also thank you for providing us this information.

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