Latest Joint Military Exercises of India 2024: Month-wise List

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Joint Military Exercises of India are crucial topics frequently featured in the Current Affairs section of various competitive exams, including SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, CDS, AFCAT, Airmen Group X & Y, Indian Navy SSR, RRB NTPC, and state-based exams.

Military Exercises of India

  • India’s strategic engagement on the global stage is exemplified by its robust participation in joint military exercises with partner nations.
  • These exercises are a cornerstone of modern military strategy, enhancing interoperability and fostering camaraderie beyond traditional economic and diplomatic bonds.
  • The post-Kargil era marked a significant escalation in India’s military collaborations, with joint exercises serving as a potent form of strategic communication.
  • Knowledge of these military manoeuvres is indispensable for defence exam aspirants, and they often feature prominently in the General Knowledge sections.
  • A career in the Indian Army is not only prestigious but also a testament to the valour and commitment of those who protect the nation’s frontiers.
  • The primary objective of these exercises is to evaluate and enhance the combat readiness and tactical prowess of the participating forces.

Types of India’s Military Exercises

India’s military exercises can be categorized into domestic, bilateral, and multilateral engagements. Recent years have seen a variety of exercises aimed at strengthening military capabilities and strategic partnerships:

Domestic Exercises

These are focused on improving coordination and operational efficiency within India’s own military forces. Notable exercises include:

  • Gandiv Vijay
  • Paschim Lehar
  • Vayu Shakti
  • Vijay Prahar

Bilateral Exercises

Conducted between India and a single partner nation, these exercises aim to enhance mutual understanding and joint operational capabilities. Some of the key bilateral exercises include:

  • Yudh Abhyas with the United States
  • Indra with Russia
  • Surya Kiran with Nepal
  • Hand in Hand with China

Multilateral Exercises

Involving multiple nations, these exercises serve to promote regional stability and collective security. India participates in several multilateral exercises such as:

  • MALABAR with the United States, Japan, and Australia
  • RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime exercise
  • COBRA-GOLD with Asia-Pacific countries

The dynamic nature of these exercises reflects India’s commitment to maintaining readiness and fostering peace through strength. As the geopolitical landscape evolves, India continues to adapt its military training to meet emerging challenges and fortify alliances.

In conclusion, India’s active engagement in joint military exercises underscores its dedication to building a resilient and responsive defence force ready to collaborate with allies and safeguard regional and global peace.

Latest Joint Military Exercises of India 2024: [January to December]

April 2024

Military Exercise NameTypeCountries/ Conducted ByLocation
Maritime Partnership ExerciseNaval ExerciseIndian and United KingdomLyme Bay (south coast of England)
Exercise Poorvi Lehar(XPOL) 2024Naval ExerciseIndian NavyEast Coast
DUSTLIK 2024Army ExerciseIndia and UzbekistanTermez District, the Republic of Uzbekistan
Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Training ExerciseArmy ExerciseIndian Army’s Trishakti CorpsSikkim
Sagar Kavach 2024Coastal Security ExerciseIndian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Marine Police, Fisheries, Customs, and other security agencies.Lakshadweep
Gagan Shakti 2024Air ExerciseIndian Air Force (IAF)Pokhran, Rajasthan

March 2024

Military Exercise NameTypeCountries/ Conducted ByLocation
Samudra LaksamanaNaval ExerciseIndia, MalaysiaVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Sea Defenders-2024Joint Maritime ExerciseIndia, USAOff the coast of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Bharat ShaktiTri-Service ExerciseIndian Armed ForcesPokhran, Rajasthan
Exercise Cutlass Express – 24 (CE – 24)Naval Exercise16 Countries including IndiaPort Victoria, Seychelles
(LAMITIYE means ‘Friendship‘ in the Creole language)
Joint Military ExerciseIndia, SeychellesSeychelles
Tiger Triumph – 24India, Mozambique, and TanzaniaIndia, USAbilateral tri-service Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise
IMT Exercise – 2024 (India, Mozambique and Tanzania)Tri-Lateral ExerciseIndia, Mozambique and TanzaniaNacala, Mozambique
Gagan Shakti-2024Air Force ExerciseIndian Air Force (IAF)Pokhran, Rajasthan

February 2024

Military Exercise NameTypeCountries/ Conducted ByLocation
Vayu Shakti-24Air Exercise Indian Air Force (IAF)Pokhran Air to Ground Range near Jaisalmer
Exercise MILANNaval ExerciseIndian Navy along with 50 other CountriesVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Trilateral Exercise ‘Dosti-16’Naval ExerciseIndia, Sri Lanka and MaldiviesMaldives
Dharma GuardianJoint Military ExerciseIndia and JapanMahajan Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan
Shanti Prayas IVMultinational Peacekeeping exerciseUSA and NepalBirendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) in Panchkhal, Nepal

January 2024

Military Exercise NameTypeCountries/ Conducted ByLocation
Desert Cyclone 2024Joint Army ExerciseIndia and UAEMahajan, Rajasthan
Exercise Sea Dragon 24Multinational maritime exerciseIndia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and the USGuam, a US island territory in the Western Pacific
Sahyog Kaijin 2024Maritime exerciseIndia and JapanOff the coast of Chennai
Ex-AyutthayaNaval ExerciseIndia and ThailandBay of Bengal
Exercise TopchiArmy ExerciseConducted by the Indian ArmyMaharashtra, School of Artillery at Devlali
Steadfast Defender 2024large-scale, multi-domain exercise involving all branches of the militaryNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)Trans-Atlantic region
CYCLONE (2nd edition)Army ExerciseIndia and EgyptAnshas, Egypt
Khanjar (11th edition)Army ExerciseIndia and KyrgyzstanHimachal Pradesh
Desert KnightMega air exerciseIndia, France, and United Arab Emirates (UAE)Arabian Sea
SADA TANSEEQ (inaugural edition)Army ExerciseIndia and Saudi ArabiaRajasthan
Vayu Shakti 2024Air Exercise by IAFConducted by Indian Air Force (IAF)Pokhran Air to Ground Range near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
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