List of Military Exercises of India 2022 (Updated) – Check Here
List of Military Exercises of India 2022 (Updated) – Check Here

List of Military Exercises of Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force with other countries

A military exercise or war game is the technique of using military resources in training or performing drills of military operations, testing the quickness and real-time capabilities of warfare and adopting strategies without undergoing actual combat. Indian Armed forces participate in many Military exercises across the world. The main purpose of these Military exercises is to enhance cooperation in the field of Defense and to test the performance of the Armed forces. The military exercises can also be classified on the basis of a branch of the Armed forces such as Army exercise, Naval Exercise, and Air force exercise. The military exercises of India are primarily of three types:

  • Bilateral: When only two countries participate in a Military exercise, it is called a bilateral military exercise.
  • Multilateral: When multiple nations participate in a Military exercise, it is known as a multilateral military exercise.
  • Domestic: The military exercise conducted inter-services or intra-services of the armed forces is called Domestic military exercises.

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List of Joint Military Exercises of India 2022

India’s relation with foreign countries is expanding day by day and in past few years our country implemented many military joint exercises with countries over the world. This list contains all the important exercises that Indian Military has undertaken in the year 2022.  Go through the list given below as it is very important for the aspirants preparing for General Awareness section of Banking, SSC, Railways, Defence exams like- CDS, AFCAT, Airmen Group X & Y, Indian Navy SSR, AA and other exams.

Joint Military Exercises of India 2022
Name of Exercise Participating Nations Conducted at
‘Sea Dragon 2022’ India, Australia, Canada, the US, South Korea, and Japan Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
PASSEX Exercise Navies of India and Russia Arabian Sea
Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Army, and Coast Guard Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy
Exercise Milan-2022 Theme: Camaraderie – Cohesion – Collaboration. Visakhapatnam
EX DHARMA GUARDIAN 2022 India and Japan Foreign Training Node, Belagavi (Belgaum, Karnataka)
SLINEX (9th Edition) India & Sri Lanka Visakhapatnam
Ex Cobra Warrior 22 United Kingdom, India, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, etc. Waddington (UK)

Joint Military Exercises of India 2021

The General Knowledge section of the any govt. examinations always contains questions related to Military Exercises and Drills. In this article, we have provided you with the list of the latest important military exercises of Indian Defence Forces with other Countries’ forces.

Joint Military Exercises of India 2021
Name of Exercise Participating Nations Conducted at
PANEX-21 India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand Pune, Maharashtra
EKUVERIN-21 India and Maldives Kadhdhoo Island, Maldives
15th ‘Dosti’ Exercise India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka
SITMEX–21 Navies of India, Singapore, and Thailand Andaman Sea
6th ‘EX SHAKTI 2021’ Navies of India and France Frejus, France
32nd India –Thailand CORPAT Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy Indian Ocean
‘Konkan Shakti 2021’ India and the United Kingdom Arabian Sea
‘Samudra Shakti’ Navies of India and Indonesia Sunda Strait, Indonesia
‘Surya Kiran’ India and Nepal Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
4th ‘AUSINDEX’ Indian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy North Australian Exercise Area
‘SIMBEX-2021’ Singapore and India South China Sea
‘AL-MOHED AL-HINDI 2021’ India and Saudi Arabia Indian Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Force
‘Zayed Talwar Exercise 2021’ Navies of India and UAE Abu Dhabi
36th CORPAT Exercise India and Indonesia Indian Ocean region
‘TTX-2021’ India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives Maritime Warfare Centre, Mumbai
‘PASSEX’ Indian and Indonesian Navies Southern Arabian Sea
‘Samudra Setu-II’ Kolkata, Kochi, Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa and Airavat Indian Navy
Varuna 2021 Indian and French Navy Arabian Sea
11th Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2021 India and the US Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh
‘PASSEX’ Indian Navy and the United States Navy Eastern Indian Ocean Region (Bay of Bengal)
‘DUSTLIK II’ India and Uzbekistan Chaubatia near Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
Exercise Desert Flag-VI United States (US), France, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Greece, Jordan, Kuwait and Egypt Al-Dhafra airbase, UAE
‘PASSEX Exercise’ Indian and Indonesian Arabian Sea
‘Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021’ Indian Navy joined Iran and Russia Northern Indian Ocean
TROPEX-21 Indian Navy, Indian Army, Coast Guard, and Indian Air Force Indian Ocean
16th Yudh Abhyas India and the United States Mahajan Field Firing Ranges of Bikaner district of Rajasthan
AMPHEX – 21 Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force Andaman and Nicobar group of islands
Indo-French Joint Exercise Desert Knight-21 Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force Air Force Station of Jodhpur, Rajasthan
2nd Edition of ‘Sea Vigil-21’ Indian Navy, Customs, Coast Guard, and other maritime agencies Indian Navy

List of Military Exercises of India – Bilateral Military Exercises of Indian Army, Indian Airforce and Indian Navy

Military Exercise Participants Type of Exercise First Edition
Vajra Prahar India- United States Army 2010 (India)
Yudh Abhyas Army 2004 (Mizoram)
RED FLAG Air Force 1975 (Nevada)

India joined for the first time in 2008 in Nevada.

Tiger Triumph Triservice 2019 (Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh)
Austra Hind  

India -Australia

AUSINDEX Navy 2015 (India)

India – Bangladesh

Army 2009 (Assam, India)
IN-BN CORPAT Navy 2018 (Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh)
Bongosagar Navy 2019
Hand In Hand India -China Army 2007 (China)
Chang Thang Army Rare exercise

Latest held in 2019 in Ladakh


India -France

Army 2011 (Chaubatia, Uttarakhand)
VARUNA Navy 1983
Garuda Army 2003 (Gwalior, MP)
Garuda Shakti  

India -Indonesia

Army 2012
Samudra Shakti Navy 2018 (Indonesia)
SHINYUU Maitri  

India -Japan

Air force 2019 (West Bengal, India)
Dharma Guardian Joint military exercise 2018 (Mizoram, India)
Sahyog-Kaijin Coast Guards
JIMEX Navy (biennial) 2012 (Japan)
Prabal Dostyk India -Kazakhstan Army 2017 (Himachal Pradesh, India)
Khanjar India -Kyrgyzstan Army 2011 (Nahan, India)
Ekuverin India -Maldives Army 2009 (Pune, India)
Harimau Shakti India -Malaysia Army 2018 (Malaysia)
Nomadic Elephant India -Mongolia Army 2004 (Mongolia)
Imbex India -Myanmar Army 2017 (Meghalaya)
IMCOR Navy 2013
Surya Kiran India -Nepal Army 2011 (Vairengte, India)

India -Oman

Army 2015 (Oman)
Naseem-al-Bahr Navy 1993
EASTERN BRIDGE Air Force (biennial) 2009 (Oman)
Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the sea) India -Qatar Navy 2019 (Doha, Qatar)
INDRA India -Russia Tri-services (biennial) Began as single service exercise in 2003.

First joint tri-services exercise was held in 2017 in Russia.

LAMITYE India -Seychelles Army (biennial) 2001
SIMBEX India -Singapore Navy 1994

India -Sri Lanka

Army 2014 (Sri Lanka)
SLINEX Navy 2005
MAITREE India -Thailand Army 2006

India -United Kingdom

Army 2005
KONKAN Navy 2004
Indradhanush Air Force 2006 (India)
DESERT EAGLE India -UAE Air Force 2008 (UAE)
Dustlik India-Uzbekistan Army 2019 (Uzbekistan)
VINBAX India -Vietnam Army 2018 (Jabalpur, MP, India)

Multilateral Exercises of Indian Army, Indian Airforce and Indian Navy

Military Exercise Participants Type of Exercise First Edition
IBSAMAR India, Brazil & South Africa Navy 2008- South Africa
Blue Flag India, Israel, USA, Poland, Greece, Italy, UK Air Force 2013 (Israel)

India participated for the first time in 2017

MALABAR 2020 India, United States, Australia and Japan Navy 1992- Bilateral exercise- USA and India- held in India’s west coast

2015-Japan joined permanently- held in Bay of Bengal

2020- Australia joined- held in Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea

Milex Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)- India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand Field training military exercise 2018-Pune
PASSEX 2020 India- Russia, USA, Australia, Vietnam Navy
SITMEX India, Thailand and Singapore Navy 2019 (Port Blair, India)
TSENTR 2019 Russia, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan Army Exercise Tsentr is part of the Russian armed forces’ annual training cycle. It became international with Belarus joining in 2017 and China and Mongolia in 2018.
Pitch Black Canada, France (New Caledonia), Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the United States Air Force 1981- Australia

Indian Air Force participated for the first time in 2018.

Domestic Exercises of Indian Armed Forces

Military Exercise Participants
Suraksha Kavach Joint Anti-Terrorist Exercise between Army and Police
Bull Strike Army, Navy and Air Force of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
HimVijay Army’s mountain combat exercise
Changthang Prahar Indian Army
Drad Sankalp Indian Army
Shatrujeet Indian Army
Megh Prahar Indian Army
Chakravyuh Indian Army
Gandiv Vijay South Western Command of Indian Army
Vayu Shakti Air force
Gagan Shakti Air force

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Why Military Exercises of India are Conducted-

  • Defense exercises are conducted as it serves many purposes like counter-terrorism, low-intensity conflict operations at Counter-Insurgency etc.
  • Military Exercise is a measure to test the abilities of armed forces without engaging in the Combat.
  • It helps Armed Forces to train themselves for Humanitarian Relief in case of Natural Calamity or Disaster.
  • Military Exercise also helps in improving the cooperation and coordination among fellow participants for any Joint Military Operation.