Indian Armed Force with over 1.4 million active personnel is the world’s Second Largest Military Force with world’s largest Volunteer Army. As per the ratings of Global Firepower Index Indian Military stands at 4th among 140 countries. The U.S army is First on the leaderboard, followed by Russia and China.
Joint Military Exercise
Indian armed forces being the 4th supreme Armies in the world conducts various military exercises with other nations during a year. Joint Military Exercise stands for an exercise with one or more nations with the purpose of signalling to the third nation how strong we are in our defence sector and at the time of crisis how well the things will be managed. However these are conducted to fulfil the diplomatic objectives to create good International Relations with Foreign countries, they also promote brotherhood and camaraderie between the soldiers.
Types of Joint Military Exercises
Joint Military Exercises are of 3 types.
- Domestic Military Exercise : Conducted at Intra-national Level for security purposes. Ex: Gandiv Vijay, Vayu Shakti, Vijay Prahar, Paschim Lehar,
- Bilateral Military Exercise : This is conducted between two Nations.
- Multilateral Military Exercise : When more than 2 or 3 nations are involved in the exercise, it is known as Multilateral Military Exercise.
Questions On Military Exercises
Which Military Exercise is conducted between India and Bangladesh?
Exercise SAMPRITI is joint military cooperation between India and Bangladesh. Recently the 10th edition of SAMRITI was conducted from June 5 to 16, 2022.
Name the MIlitary Exercise between India and Japan?
Exercise Dharma Guardian is conducted between India-Japan. Recently the exercise was conducted at the Foreign Training Node in Belagavi in March 2022.
What is Konkan Shakti Exercise?
The Konkan Shakti is a bilateral joint military exercise between India and the U.K.
Name of military exercise between India and Singapore?
Exercise SIMBEX is conducted between India and Singapore.
What is the name of the annual Asia-Pacific Military exercise?
Cobra Gold is the largest annual Asia-Pacific Military exercise which is hosted by Thailand. It is a multilateral military exercise conducted among Thailand, the U.S. and 27 other countries.
List Of Bilateral Military Exercise
|MITRA SHAKTI||India-Sri Lanka|
|Hand in Hand||India-China|
List Of Important Military Exercise
|Name of The Exercise||India With Country||Period||Place of Exercise|
|Al Nagah-III||Oman||12th March 2019
|Jabal AL Akhdar training camp, Oman|
|Bold Kurukshetra||Singapore||9th April 2019
|Babina Military Station in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh|
|Ekuverin||Maldives||7th October 2019
|Garuda Shakti IV||Indonesia||19th February 2018
|Hand in Hand||China||7th December 2019
|Indra||Russia||4th September 2020
|Khanjar V||Kyrgyzstan||16th March 2019
|Vairengte in Mizoram|
|Mahe Island in Seychelles|
|Maitree||Thailand||16th September 2019
|Mitra Shakti-VII||Sri Lanka||1st December 2019
|Multi-national FTX/Exercise Force Eighteen||18 ASEAN Plus countries||2nd March 2016||Pune, India|
|Nomadic Elephant||Mongolia||5th October 2019
|Bakloh Cantonment, Himachal Pradesh|
|Prabal Dostyk||Kazakhstan||2nd November 2017
|Sampriti-IX||Bangladesh||3rd February 2020
|Surya Kiran XIV||Nepal||3rd December 2019
|Yudh Abhyas||United States||8th February 2021
List Of Multilateral Military Exercise
|Multilateral exercise||No of Participating countries|
|COBRA-GOLD||Asia – Pacific countries|
|Samvedna||South Asian Region Nations|