[PDF ] List of Important Joint Military Exercises of the Indian Army 2023

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Joint Military Exercise is one of the most important topics that is asked in the General Awareness section of SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, CDS, AFCAT, Airmen Group X & Y, Indian Navy SSR, RRB NTPC, and all other state-based exams.


▪ Joint military exercises allow countries to demonstrate their military prowess by training their troops and displaying weapons.

▪ It is an important aspect of international relations, where countries engage in military diplomacy to demonstrate their power.

▪ India has participated in numerous joint military exercises with countries around the world including neighboring countries. These exercises are conducted at various locations and involve various branches of the military such as the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

▪ In addition to demonstrating strength and cohesion, joint military exercises enable military personnel to gain valuable information and learn new techniques applicable to a variety of real-world situations.

▪ This is an important topic that can be tested in the general awareness section of competitive exams like SSC, SSC CGL, WBCS, and IBPS PO, as well as in defense exams like NDA.

What is Joint Military Exercise?

▪ Joint Military Exercise can be seen as a form of involvement of the various military organs of different countries that involves participating in exercises to promote stronger relations and cooperation between countries.

▪ Such exercises may involve one or multiple countries, and serve as a showcase of a country’s military strength, while also conveying a message to other countries. This type of engagement is often referred to as Military Diplomacy.

▪ Joint Military Exercises can be classified into two types:

  • Bilateral Exercises
  • Multilateral Exercises

▪ Bilateral Exercises, as the name suggests, are military exercises that occur between two countries. An example of this would be the TARKASH Exercise conducted between India and USA.

▪ On the other hand, Multilateral Exercises involve the military forces of more than two countries. An example of such an exercise is the Naval Exercise Malabar, which took place in Yokosuka, Japan, and included the participation of Australia, Japan, the USA, and India.

Why Joint Military Exercises of India are Conducted

▪ Defense exercises serve several purposes, such as countering terrorism, low-intensity conflict operations, and counter-insurgency efforts.

▪ Military exercises are used to test the capabilities of armed forces without engaging in actual combat.

▪ These exercises also prepare armed forces for providing humanitarian relief during natural calamities or disasters.

▪ Additionally, military exercises foster improved cooperation and coordination among participating military forces for joint military operations.

List of Joint Military Exercises of India 2023

▪ India’s relations with foreign countries have been expanding steadily, and in recent years, our country has conducted numerous military joint exercises with countries across the globe.

▪ The following list highlights the important exercises that the Indian Military undertook in the year 2023. Aspirants preparing for Railway, Banking, SSC, and other competitive exams are encouraged to review this list, as it is quite significant.

Important Joint Military Exercises August 2023

Exercise NameConducted by/CountriesLocation
Passage Exercise (PASSEX)India and Saudi ArabiaRed Sea Coast of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Naval Exercise Zayed Talwar 2023 India & UAEDubai
Air Exercise BRIGHT STAR-23India, Egypt, USA, Saudi Arabia, Greece, and QatarCairo (West) Air Base
27th Malabar Naval Exercise 2023India, Japan, US and AustraliaEast Coast of Australia off Sydney
Maritime Exercise AUSINDEX 2023India and AustraliaCoast of Sydney
Multilateral Air Exercise ‘Tarang Shakti’India, France, United Kingdom (UK), Australia, USA, and JapanIndia
Air Exercise Cope India-2023India and USAAir Force Stations Kalaikunda,Panagarh of West Bengal, and Agra,Uttar Pradesh
First joint training FALCON Shield-2023China and UAEChina’s Xinjiang

Important Joint Military Exercises July 2023

Exercise NameConducted by/CountriesLocation
Maritime Exercise JIMEX-23Japan and IndiaVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Naval Exercise “SALVEX”India and USAKochi, Kerala
Joint Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX)India and FranceCoast of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant-23India and MongoliaUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Exercise‘Operation Southern Readiness 2023Seychelles and IndiaSeychelles
Air exercise ‘Tarang Shakti’India, and United States, United Kingdom, France, and AustraliaIndia (Host Country)
Talisman Sabre joint military exercises 2023Australia and USAQueensland, Australia
Han Kuang military exercises 2023Annual military drills by TaiwanTaiwan

Important Joint Military Exercises June 2023

Exercise NameConducted by/CountriesLocation
Exercise “Ranvijay”Indian Air Force (IAF)Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh (UP)
Agneyastra 1Indian ArmyEastern Ladakh
Multinaional Joint Peacekeeping Exercise “Khaan Quest 2023”26 Countries including India, USA, MongoliaUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Multilateral Navel Exercise Komodo 2023 (MNEK 2023)36 Countries including USA, Australia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Canada, China and India.Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Bilateral Joint Military Exercise Ekuverian (12th edition)India and MaldivesKadhdhoo Island, Maldives
1st Trilateral Maritime Partnership ExerciseIndia, France and United Arab Emirates (UAE)Gulf of Oman
Naval Exercise Ekatha (6th edition)India and MaldivesMaldives
Sudarshan Shakti 2023South Western Command of India ArmyRajasthan and Punjab
Multinational Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023 (ACE-23)NATO member Countries, Finland, Norway and SwedenLuleå Kallax Air Base, Sweden / Örland Air Base, Norway / Rovaniemi and Pirkkala, Finland.

Important Joint Military Exercises May 2023

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
INIOCHOS-23 (Air exercise)Multi-national Exercise hosted by the GreeceAndravida Air Base in the western Peloponnese
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-India Maritime Exercise (AIME-23)India and ASEAN CountriesChangi Naval Base in Singapore
‘Buland Bharat’, an integrated surveillance and firepower training ExerciseConducted by Indian Armed ForcesMandala High Altitude Firing Ranges in Arunachal Pradesh
A mutual firefighting Exercise named ‘Agni Daman-23’Conducted by civil and military agencies of firefightingPune (Maharashtra)
“Al Mohed Al Hindi 23“ (Naval Exercise) India and Saudi ArabiaArabian Sea and Gulf region
Samudra Shakti-23 (Naval Exercise)India and IndonesiaBatam, Indonesia
35th Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) ExerciseIndia and ThailandInternational Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Andaman Sea

List of Important Joint Military Exercises April 2023

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Exercise KAVACHIndian Armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG)Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Naval Exercise SLINEX 2023 (10th Edition)India and Sri LankaColombo, Sri Lanka
Offshore security exercise ‘Prasthan’Indian NavyMumbai, Maharashtra
Multilateral Air Exercise – ‘Exercise Orion’India, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain and the United States of America (USA)Mont-de-Marsan Airbase, France
Exercise RSRE (Regional Search and Rescue exercise)Indian Coast GuardKakinada, Andhra Pradesh
Cope India Exercise 2023India and USAKalaikunda Airbase, West Bengal
Multi-national Air Exercise – INIOCHOS-23India and GreeceAndravida Air Base, Greece
Combat Exercises “Balikatan Drills”USA and PhilippinesSouth China Sea
Regional Pollution Response Exercise (RPREX-2023)Indian Coast Guard (ISG)Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
“Locked Shields” ExerciseNATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of ExcellenceEstonia
Coastal Security Exercise “Sagar Kavach”Indian Coast Guard (ICG)Coast of West Bengal
Bilateral Exercise Ajeya Warrior 2023India and United Kingdom (Britain) Salisbury Plains, UK

List of Important Joint Military Exercises March 2023

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Joint Air Exercise Shinyuu MaitriIndia and JapanKomatsu, Japan
8th Deterrence Strategy Committee Table-Top Exercise (DSC TTX)USA and South Korea Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Freedom Shield exercise and Warrior Shield FTXUSA and South KoreaThe Korean Peninsula
Joint Military Exercise FRINJEX-23India and FrancePangode Military Station, Kerala
International Maritime Exercise/ Cutlass Express 2023 (IMX/CE-23)India andGulf region
TROPEX 2023India andArabian Sea
Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX)India and FranceEastern Indian Ocean
Exercise Chetak ChaukasIndian ArmyPunjab’s Bathinda
Multilateral exercise La PerouseIndia, France, Japan and AustraliaIndian Ocean Region
Exercise Bold Kurukshetra 2023India and SingaporeJodhpur Military Station, India
Joint exercise “Khanjar” 2023India and KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
Table top exercise 2023Indian Coast Guard and Colombo Security ConclaveKolkata,West Bengal
Naval Exercise “Al-Mohed-Al Hindi-23”India and Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia’s Jubail
Exercise Sea Dragon 23India and USAGuam Island
Field Training Exercise (Ex AFINDEX-2023)Africa-IndiaPune,Maharashtra
Bilateral maritime exercise “Konkan 2023”India and United kingdomKonkan coast in the Arabian Sea
Vayu Prahar Indian Army and the Indian Air forceLine of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern command

List of Important Joint Military Exercises February 2023

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Trishakti PraharAll Arms and services of the Indian ArmyNorth Bengal
TARKASHIndia and USAChennai, Tamil Nadu
Desert Flag VIIIMultilateral air exercise of UAE, India, France, Kuwait, Australia, UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, the Republic of Korea, and the USAUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)
Joint Military Exercise DUSTLIK 2023India and UzbekistanPithoragarh, Uttarakhand
Joint military exercise ‘Dharma GuardianIndian and JapanCamp Imazu in the Shiga province of Japan
Indian Army’s Exercise “Topchi 2023”Indian ArmySchool of Artillery at the Devlali field firing ranges, in Devlali, Nashik, Maharashtra

List of Important Joint Military Exercises January 2023

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Air Exercise Veer Guardian-2023India and JapanHyakuri Air Base in Japan
Air Exercise “Pralay” Indian Air Force (IAF)Air bases in the northeast
Army Exercise “Cyclone-I”India and EgyptJaisalmer in Rajasthan
Tri service exercise “AMPHEX 2023”Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air ForceKakinada, Andhra Pradesh
“Ops Alert” exerciseBorder Security Force (BSF)Kutch district of Gujarat and Barmer in Rajasthan.
Naval Exercise ‘Varuna 2023′India and FranceWest Coast of United States

List of Joint Military Exercises of India 2022

List of Important Joint Military Exercises December 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
SangamNavy of India and USAGoa
KAZIND 2022India and KazakhastanUmroi, Meghalaya
Army exercise “Surya Kiran-XVI”India and NepalNepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi
Air combat exercise “Veer Guardian 23”India and JapanHyakuri air base Iruma in Japan
Agni Warrior 2022Armed forces of India and SingaporeMaharashtra

List of Important Joint Military Exercises November 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Naval exercise Naseem Al Bahr-2022 India and OmanCoast of Oman
Joint military exercise ‘AUSTRA HIND 22India and AustraliaMahajan Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan
Joint military Exercise Harimau Shakti 2022India and MalaysiaPulai Klang in Malaysia
Trilateral Naval exercise IMT TRILATIndia, Mozambique and Tanzania (IMT)Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Naval Exercise MalabarAustralia, Japan, USA and IndiaYokosuka of Japan
Offshore Security Exercise ‘Prasthan’Indian NavyMumbai Coast, Arabian Sea
18th Joint Military exercise “Yudh Abhyas 22”India and USAUttrakhand
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HARD) exercise “Samanvay 2022”Indian Air ForceAir Force Station Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE) exercise 2022India and AustraliaVisakhapatnam coast, Andhra Pradesh
Integrated Fire Power Exercise “SHATRUNASH”India Army’s South Western CommandThar desert, Rajasthan
Coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil’Indian NavyAlong the entire 7516 km coastline of India
Joint military exercise ‘Garuda Shakti’India and IndonesiaKarawang, Indonesia

List of Important Joint Military Exercises October 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Joint Air exercise “Garuda VII”India and FranceJodhpur, Rajasthan
Naval Exercise SIMBEX (29th edition)India and SingaporeVisakhapatnam coast
Joint humanitarian assistance exercise “Tiger Triumph”India and USAVisakhapatnam
Security Exercise ‘Prasthan’Indian NavyKakinada, Andhra Pradesh
Joint Multinational Naval exercise “IBSAMAR VII”India, Brazil, South AfricaPort Gqeberha (also known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa
India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral ExerciseIndia, Mozambique and TanzaniaDar Es Salaam, Tanzania

List of Important Joint Military Exercises September 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Vostok 2022India and RussiaRussia’s Eastern Military District
Gagan StrikeIndian Army and Indian Air ForcePunjab
JIMEX 2022India and JapanBay of Bengal
Joint Maritime Exercise (Nigeria’s first joint operation deployment)India and NigeriaGulf of Guinea
Abhyas-01/22Coast Gurd of India & United StatesCoast of Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Parvat PraharConducted by the One Strike Corps of the Indian Army ‘Ladakh

List of Important Joint Military Exercises August 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Vajra Prahar 2022India and USAHimachal Pradesh’s Bakloh
VINBAX-2022Vietnam and IndiaChandimandir, Haryana
Pitch Black 2022India and AustraliaAustralia’s Darwin
Yudh Abhyas 2022India and the USAUttarakhand’s Auli

List of Important Joint Military Exercises July 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC 2022)26 nations including IndiaJoint Base Pearl HarborHickam (JBPHH), a United States military base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX)Japan and IndiaAndaman Sea

List of Important Joint Military Exercises June 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
(38th India-Indonesia
coordinated patrol exercise)
India and IndonesiaAndaman Sea and Malacca Strait
Khaan Quest 2022
multinational exercise
Mongolia and IndiaHosted by Mongolia,
Inaugurated by President
of Mongolia, Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh
Sampriti-XIndia and BangladeshJashore Military Station in Bangladesh

List of Important Joint Military Exercises May 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Exercise

• Defender Europe 2022 (DE22)
• Swift Response 2022 (SR22)
Poland and 8 other countries
Exercise Swift Response is an annual U.S. Army Europe and Africa multinational training exercise
Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, Baltics, and Balkans
Naval Exercise Bongosagar 2022India and BangladeshPort Mongla, Bangladesh
Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)India and BangladeshNorthern Bay of Bengal, Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy (IN-BN)

List of Important Joint Military Exercises April 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS maritime Exercise IMEX-22Navies of Bangladesh, France, India and IranGoa (Arabian sea)
Joint Training Exercise LAMITIYE-2022India and SeychellesSeychelles Defense Academy
Naval Exercise VARUNA 2022India & FranceArabian Sea
Joint Special Forces Exercise ‘Khanjar 2022 India and KyrgyzstanSpecial Forces Training School, Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh
Integrated Fire Power exercise exercise KRIPAN SHAKTIConducted by The Indian Army’s Trishakti CorpsTeesta Field Firing Ranges (TFFR), near Siliguri, West Bengal

List of Important Military Exercises March 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by/CountriesLocation
Dharma Guardian 2022 India and Japan Foreign Training Node, Belagavi (Belgaum, Karnataka)
Multilateral Military exercise Cold Response 2022Conducted by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)Norway
offshore security exercise ‘Prasthan’Conducted by Western Naval Command of IndiaOffshore Development Area of ONGC, Mumbai
Bilateral Maritime Exercise SLINEX-21Sri Lanka and IndiaVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Suraksha Kavach 2Conducted by Indian Army’s “Agnibaaz Division” with Maharashtra PoliceLullanagar, Pune
Joint training Exercise Dustlik (ExDustlik)-2022India and UzbekistanYangiarik, Uzbekistan

List of Joint Military Exercises  February 2022

Defence Exercise Conducted by /CountriesLocation

Air exercise Eastern Bridge-VI

Indian and Oman

Jodhpur, Air Force Station in Rajasthan

Sainya Ranakshetram –2021

Indian Army


biennial multilateral naval exercise MILAN 2022



Hosted by the Eastern Naval Command.

Theme – ‘Camaraderie – Cohesion –Collaboration’

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh & Indian Navy

List of Joint Military Exercises  January 2022

Defence ExerciseConducted by / CountriesLocation
MILAN 2022multilateral naval exercise by Indian NavyIndian Ocean region
Anti-Submarine Warfare
(ASW) Exercise Sea
• Conducted by – USA
• Participating Countries – US,
Australia, Canada, India, Japan and South
Andersen Air Force Base,
Guam Island
Paschim Lehar 2022 aka XPL-22Conducted by Indian NavyArabian Sea

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