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List Of Indian Navy Military Exercises 2022

Complete List Of Indian Navy Military Exercises 2022 Exercise – Sea Vigil 21 Type: Biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise Edition: 2nd Conducted at: along the entire 7516 km coastline Date:...

Complete List Of Indian Navy Military Exercises 2022

Exercise – Sea Vigil 21

  • Type: Biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise
    • Edition: 2nd
    • Conducted at: along the entire 7516 km coastline
    • Date: 12-13 January 2021
    • Aim: To protect the maritime boundary
    • About: It involves all the 13 coastal States and Union Territories along with other maritime stakeholders, including the fishing and coastal communities.

Exercise La Perouse 2021

  • Participating Countries: India, France, US, Australia, Japan
    • Conducted at: Eastern Indian Ocean Region
    • Date: 05 to 07 Apr 2021.
    • Aim: To strengthen the multilateral relationship and cooperation
    • About: Exercise La Perouse will witness complex and advanced naval operations including surface warfare, anti-air warfare and air defence exercises, weapon firing exercises, cross deck flying operations, tactical manoeuvres, and seamanship evolutions such as replenishment at sea.

Exercise ‘VARUNA-2021’

  • Participating Countries: India- France
    • Conducted at: Arabian Sea
    • Date: 25th to 27th April 2021
    • Aim: to strengthen the bilateral relationship and cooperation
    • About: INS Kolkata, guided-missile frigates INS Tarkash and INS Talwar, Fleet Support Ship INS Deepak, with Seaking 42B and Chetak integral helicopters participated in it.

Passage Exercise

  • Participating Countries: India- Maldives
    • Conducted at: Indian Ocean
    • Date: 23 and 24 Jun 2021
    • Aim: to strengthen the bilateral relationship and cooperation
    • About: Indian Naval Ships Kochi and Teg along with P8I and MiG 29K aircraft are participating in a Passage Exercise with US Navy Carrier Strike Group Ronald Reagan participated in it.

Exercise Ekatah 2021

  • Participating Countries: India- Maldives
    • Edition: 4th
    • Conducted at: Maldives
    • Date: 10 Jul 21
    • Aim: to the capacity building of the MNDF Marines & enhances the interoperability of the forces.
    • About: This joint training series with the IN MARCOS is held annually since 2017.

Joint Maritime Exercises 2021

  • Participating Countries: India- UK
    • Conducted at: Bay of Bengal
    • Date: 21-23 July 2021
    • Aim: To enhance Defence interoperability
    • About: The UK’s carrier strike group, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth participated in it.

Exercise ‘INDRA NAVY – 21’

  • Participating Countries: India- Russia
    • Conducted at: Baltic Sea
    • Edition: 12th
    • Date: 28 to 29 July 2021
    • Aim: Relationship building
    • About: This exercise was undertaken as part of the visit of INS Tabar to St Petersburg, Russia to participate in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy.

Maiden Al-Mohed Al-Hindi Exercise 2021

  • Participating Countries: India & Saudi Arabia
    • Edition: 1st  
    • Conducted at: King Abdul Aziz Naval Base, Saudi Arabia
    • Date: 10 Aug 2021
    • Aim: To enhance Defence interoperability
    • About: For deeper understanding of each other’s operational practices, lectures by subject matter experts from both navies were also held.

Exercise Zair-Al-Bahr 21

  • Participating Countries: India & Qatar
    • Edition: 2nd
    • Conducted at: Persian Gulf
    • Date: 9-14 August 2021
    • Aim: to ensure peace, stability, and security in the region
    • About: The 2nd edition of exercise Zair-Al-Bahr will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to consolidate Interoperability and forge strong bonds of friendship with the Qatari Navy.

Maritime Partnership Exercise 2021

  • Participating Countries: India & Philippines
    • Conducted at: West Philippine Sea.
    • Date: Aug 24, 2021
    • Aim: to understand the concept of operations followed by each other, enhanced interoperability
    • About: Two ships of the Indian Navy, namely INS Ranvijay (Guided Missile Destroyer, D55) and INS Kora (Guided Missile Corvette, P61) participated.

Exercise Malabar 2021

  • Participating Countries: India, US, Japan, Australia
    • Edition: 25th
    • Conducted at: Western Pacific
    • Date: 26 Aug 2021
    • Aim: to the synergy between the participating navies and our shared vision for a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
    • About: INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt and P8I patrol participated in this exercise.

Maiden Exercise 2021

  • Participating Countries: India-Algeria
    • Conducted at: Algerian coast
    • Date: September 2021
    • Aim: to understand the concept of operations followed by each other, enhanced interoperability
    • About: As part of her ongoing goodwill visit to Europe and Africa, INS Tabar took part in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Algerian Navy ship ‘Ezzadjer’ on 29 Aug 21.

Exercise – ‘AUSINDEX’ 2021

  • Participating Countries: India & Australia
    • Edition: 4th
    • Conducted at: Vishakhapatnam
    • Date: 06 to 10 Sep 21
    • Aim: bolster inter-operability, gain from best practices and develop a common understanding.
    • About: Indian Navy Task Group comprising IN Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt, under the Command of Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti, VSM is participating in the 4th edition of AUSINDEX.

Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ 2021

  • Participating Countries: India & Indonesia
    • Edition: 3rd
    • Conducted at: Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Date: 20 Sep to 22 Sep 21
    • Aim: to strengthen the bilateral relationship, enhance mutual understanding and interoperability
    • About: The participating Indian Navy ships Shivalik and Kadmatt were amongst the latest indigenously designed and built multi-role Guided Missile Stealth Frigate and Anti-Submarine Corvette respectively participated in the exercise.

Exercise Prasthan

  • Type: Domestic Ex
    • Conducted at: Mumbai
    • Date: 16th November 2021
    • Aim: to integrate the efforts of all maritime stakeholders
    • About: An offshore security exercise, code-named ‘Prasthan’ was conducted in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Mumbai on 16th November 2021, under the aegis of Headquarters, Western Naval Command. Conducted every six months

Passing Exercise

  • Participating Countries: India &Russia
    • Conducted at: Arabian Sea
    • Date: Jan 2022
    • Aim: cohesiveness and interoperability
    • About: Indian Navy’s indigenously designed and built guided-missile destroyer INS Kochi and Russian Federation Navy’s destroyer Admiral Tributes were involved in the exercise.

Exercise Sea Dragon-22

  • Type: Multinational Ex
    • Conducted at: Guam, USA
    • Date: January 19, 2022.
    • Aim: To enhance interoperability among participating nations
    • About: Naval aircraft from six navies — USA, India, Japan, Canada, Australia and South Korea — participated in the exercise. These aircraft included P8A, P8I, P1, CP140 Aurora and P3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft.


  • Type: Domestic Ex
    • Conducted at: West Coast, India
    • Date: 5-25 January 2022
    • Aim: To operate together under realistic conditions, in responding to contemporary maritime challenges
    • About: Western Naval Command Indian Navy, IAF, Indian Army, and Coast Guard participated in this exercise.

Exercise Milan-2022

  • Participating Countries: 40+
    • Started From 1995
    • Theme: Camaraderie – Cohesion – Collaboration
    • Conducted at: Visakhapatnam
    • Date: 25th February to 4th March 2022
    • Aim: To hone operational skills, imbibe best practices and procedures
    • About: MILAN is a biennial multilateral naval exercise incepted by Indian Navy in 1995 at Andaman and Nicobar Command.
Defence ExerciseParticipating CountriesHeld At
Sea Vigil 21Domestic ExAlong the entire 7516 km coastline
La Perouse 2021India, France, US, Aus, JapanEastern Indian Ocean Region
VARUNA-2021India- FranceArabian Sea
Passage ExerciseIndia- MaldivesIndian Ocean
Exercise Ekatah 2021India- MaldivesMaldives
Joint Maritime Exercises 2021India- UKBay of Bengal
INDRA NAVY – 21India- RussiaBaltic Sea
Maiden Al-Mohed Al-Hindi Exercise 2021India & Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Zair-Al-Bahr 21India & QatarPersian Gulf
Maritime Partnership Exercise 2021India & PhilippinesWest Philippine Sea.
Malabar 2021India, US, Japan, AustraliaWestern Pacific
Maiden Exercise 2021India-AlgeriaAlgerian coast
AUSINDEX 2021India & AustraliaVishakhapatnam
Samudra Shakti’India & IndonesiaJakarta, Indonesia
Exercise PrasthanDomestic ExMumbai
Passing ExerciseIndia &RussiaArabian Sea
Sea Dragon-22Multinational ExGuam, USA
PASCHIM LEHAR (XPL-2022)Domestic ExWest Coast, India
Exercise Milan-202240+ Multilateral ExVisakhapatnam


  • Exercise Zair-Al-Bahr 21 Conducted B/w
  • India- Uzbekistan
  • India- Uganda
  • India- Qatar
  • India- UAE


  • Sea Dragon-22 Is A
  • Domestic Ex
  • Multilateral Ex
  • Bilateral Ex
  • None of these


  • Theme Of MILAN 2022 Is
  • Camara – Cohesion – Collaboration
  • Camaraderie – Collision – Collaboration
  • Camaraderie – Cohesion – Coordination
  • Camaraderie – Cohesion – Collaboration


  • Exercise INDRA 2021 Conducted B/w India &
  • USA
  • Nepal
  • Russia
  • France

     ANSWER: C

  • Exercise PASCHIM LEHAR (XPL-2022) Conducted At  
  • Bay of Bengal
  • West Coast, India
  • Moscow, Russia
  • IOR


  • Exercise Samudra Shakti Conducted B/w Indonesia &
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan


  • Which Edition of ‘AUSINDEX’ 2021 Conducted In 2021?
  • 4th
  • 5th
  • 6th
  • 7th


  • Maiden Exercise 2021 Exercise Conducted B/w
  • India-Nepal
  • India-Indonesia
  • India-Bhutan
  • India-Qatar


  • Maiden Al-Mohed Al-Hindi Exercise 2021 held in
  • China
  • India
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE


  • VARUNA-2021 Conducted b/w
  • India-France
  • India-Indonesia
  • India-Bhutan
  • India-Qatar


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