21 Latest Military Exercises That You Must Know

Military exercises are extremely important in today’s world scenarios because they not only keep up the mobility and the tactical combat insurgency skills of the Army ready and situational but also give an insight about the power of the militaries of the nations and by what far do they invest and train in the field of Defence. In today’ world, the defence sector carries the same importance as that of the education, economy and environment. However, there are many viabilities of war which can be physical, biological or tactical or whatever. Gaining the most recent data in your mind will equip you confident enough in this topic which carries a significant amount of marks in AFCAT, INET, CDS and Territorial Army. Please make a note of these.

No. Name of the Exercise Participating Nation(s) Duration Location Remarks and Highlights
1 Indra Dhanush UK and India Air Forces 2020 Air Force Station Hindon, Uttar Pradesh Focused on Base Defence and Force Protection
2 Winged Raider Indian Army 2020 North Eastern Theatre Demonstrated operational readiness of paratroopers and air warriors.
3 TSENTR19 Hosted by Russia. Participants include India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan.  9th to 23rd September 2019 Donguz Training Ranges, Drenburg, Russia Fight against international terrorism, ensuring military security.
4 Sampriti-IX Bangladesh and India 2020 Meghalaya Practice Counter Terrorist Operation
5 CORPAT Bangladesh and India Navies 2019 Visakhapatnam Replenish security in Bay of Bengal region.
6 Iron Union 12 UAE and USA December 2019 Dubai, UAE Combat efficiency and tactical expertise
7 Iron Magic 19 UAE and USA October 2019 Dubai, UAE Combat efficiency and tactical expertise
8 Indra Russia and India 10th to 19th December 2019 Pune Improvised Explosive Devices, prevention of arms smuggling and anti-piracy.
9 Mitra Shakti Sri Lanka and India 1st to 14th December 2019 Pune Counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations, UN mandates.
10 Vajra Prahar USA and India 13th to 28th October 2019 Both in US and India alternatively Operational tactics and joint mission planning
11 Yudh Abhyas USA and India September 2019 Washington DC Operational tactics and joint mission planning
12 Dharma Guardian Japan and India 19th October to 2nd November 2019 Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte, Mizoram. Cooperation between the Armies and counter terrorism operations
13 KAZIND19 Kazakhstan and India 3rd October 2019 Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand Lectures, drills of counter insurgency and counter terrorism
14 Hand-in-Hand China and India August 2019 Chengdu, Meghalaya Counter terrorism, establishing joint command post, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
15 Tiger Triumph USA and India 13th to 21st November 2019 Kakinada and Visakhapatnam Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
16 Shakti19 France and India 1st to 13th November 2019 Mahajan Ranges Counter terrorism, semi-desert terrain warfare, interoperability between both the armies
17 Sindhu Sudarshan Indian Army 20th October to 5th December 2019 Pokhran Battlefield transparency, situational awareness with force multipliers.
18 Shinyuu Maitri Japan and India 17th to 23rd October 2019 Panagarh, West Bengal Joint mobility and interoperability
19 Him Vijay Indian Army and Indian Air Force October 2019 Arunachal Pradesh Tactical warfare and prevention of adversaries and hostilities during warfare.
20 Changthang Prahar Indian Army September 2019 Eastern Ladakh This exercise is conducted at 12000 feet ASL, a rare feat. War waging techniques were used.
21 Tri-service Exercise USA and India 2019 Both USA and India bilaterally Humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and control, counter terrorism.

Hemanth Kasturi

    General Studies Tutor at SSBCrackExams, Graduate in Aeronautical Engineering, Cleared NDA, CDS, INET, AFCAT exams.

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