Defence Exercises at a Glance

By Aman|Updated : June 22nd, 2021

Major Defence exercises of India by Army, Navy and Air Force are mentioned here. UPSC often asks about these defence exercises. These are very factual kind of questions and pretty easy to score. All major joint and multilateral exercises are described here.

    Major Defence Exercises at a Glance

S.no.

NAME OF THE EXERCISE

PARTNERED COUNTRY

Air Exercises at a glance

1.

AVIA INDRA

Russia

2.

VAYU SHAKTI

India

3.

PITCH BLACK

Multinational exercise conducted in Australia

4.

INDRADHANUSH

The United Kingdom

5.

Desert Eagle

United Arab Emirates

6.

GARUDA

France

7.

Desert Knight-21

France

8.

EASTERN BRIDGE

Oman

9.

SIAM BHARAT

Thailand

10.

RED FLAG

USA

Naval Exercises at a glance

1.

SLINEX

Sri Lanka

2.

RIMPAC

Multinational exercise

3.

IBSAMAR

South Africa and Brazil

4.

KONKAN

United Kingdom

5.

IND–INDO CORPAT

Indonesia

6.

MALABAR

USA and Japan

7.

JIMEX 20

Japan

8.

SIMBEX

Singapore

9.

SITMEX-20

Singapore and Thailand

10.

AUSINDEX

Australia

11.

PASSAGE EXERCISE (PASSEX)

Australia

12.

VARUNA

France

13.

INDRA NAVY

Russia

14.

NASEEM- AL-BAHR

Oman

15.

IMCOR

Myanmar

16.

Za’ir-Al-Bahr

Qatar

17.

ADMM Plus Exercises or ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus

Multinational exercise

18.

Black Carillon 2018 exercise

Australia

19.

KAKADU 2018

Multinational exercise

20.

Exercise KOMODO

Multinational exercise

21.

EOD J2A

Japan and USA

22.

Maritime Information Sharing Exercise (MARISX)

Multinational exercise

23.

CUTLASS EXPRESS-2019

USA

24.

SALVEX

USA

25.

SEACAT-2019

Multinational exercise

26.

MILAN-2018

Multinational exercise

Coast Guard Exercises

1.

SAHYOG HOP TAC

Vietnam

2.

SAHYOG-KAIJIN

Japan

Military Exercises

1.

GARUDA SHAKTI

Indonesia

2.

MAITREE

Thailand

3.

YUDH ABHYAS

USA

4.

VAJRA PRAHAR

USA

5.

MITRA SHAKTI

Sri Lanka

6.

SAMPRITI

Bangladesh

7.

HAND IN HAND

China

8.

INDRA 2018

Russia

9.

EKUVERIN

Maldives

10.

AL-NAGAH

Oman

11.

SURYA KIRAN

Nepal

12.

IMBAX

Myanmar

13.

HARIMAU SHAKTI

Malaysia

14.

DHARMA GUARDIAN

Japan

15.

PRABAL DOSTYK

Kazakhstan

16.

BOLD KURUKSHETRA

Singapore

17.

KHANJAR

Kyrgyzstan

18.

NOMADIC ELEPHANT

Mongolia

19.

AJEYA WARRIOR

United Kingdom

20.

VINBAX 1

Vietnam

21.

SHAKTI IV

France

22.

LAMITYE VIII (2018)

Seychelles

23.

SURYA KIRAN XIII

Nepal

24.

HAMESHA VIJAYEE

Indian Army southern command

25.

BIMSTEC Military Exercise or MILEX-18

Multinational exercise

26.

 

AFINDEX-19

 

Multinational exercise

27.

MEDEX 2019

Multinational exercise

28.

SCO - PEACE MISSION-2018

Multinational exercise

29.

KHAAN QUEST

Multinational exercise

30.

COBRA GOLD-2020

Multinational exercise

31.

Exercise TSENTR 2019

 

Multinational exercise

32.

CORMORANT STRIKE X - 2019

 

Multinational exercise

Joint Exercises

1.

Kavach

Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard.

 

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Yash Goel

Yash GoelJun 22, 2021

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