Joining the Indian Armed Forces is the dream of many young aspirants. However, when it comes to joining the Indian armed forces, candidates have to meet the required eligibility criteria. To become a soldier in the Indian army, it is important for candidates to be physically fit and active because soldiers are required to perform several types of military exercises. Here, we bring a list of different types of military exercises that play a significant role in the Indian Armed Forces.
List of Military Exercises of Indian Armed Forces is as listed below:
INTER-SERVICE MILITARY EXERCISE TROPEX (Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise) – It involves all of the services of the Indian Armed Forces. The exercise includes combat readiness of the Indian naval units, as well as the Indian Air Force, Indian Army, and the Indian Coast guard. The main aim motto of this exercise is to strengthen interoperability and joint operations in a complex environment.
Apart from the above one, there are some military exercises that are individually organized by Army, Navy and Air Force. Some of these military exercises are given below:
Indian Army Military Exercises
- Hand in Hand: It is an Indo-China military exercise that focuses on enhancing cooperation and maintaining peace as well as tranquility.
- Indra: Here, IND stands for India whereas RA stands for Russia. This is a bi-annual exercise that serves to facilitate cooperation between the Indian and Russian armed forces. This exercise is also held between the navies of two countries under the same name.
- Mitra Shakti: This exercise is conducted between India and Sri Lanka. It focuses on enhancing interoperability while carrying out CT and CI operations under the UN Mandate.
- Nomadic Elephant: This exercise is held between India and Mongolia, which aim to raise the synergy and interoperability between two forces – Indian and Mongolian Armies.
- Surya Kiran: This exercise is held between India and Nepal. The main aim of this exercise is to focus on skills required for natural disaster management, jungle warfare, and counter-insurgency.
- YudhaAbhayas: This exercise focuses on enhancing interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and US armies. This exercise was organized in the year 2016.
- Maitree: This exercise is conducted between India and Thailand. The main aim is to increase mutual cooperation between the Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army. It also improves understanding of each other’s tactical drills as well as actions in counter-terrorism operations.
- Bold Kurushetra: This is bilateral armour exercise held between India and Singapore.
- Sampriti: It is an Indo-Bangladesh Joint military exercise which counters terror and disaster management operations.
- Al Nagah: This is 14-day joint exercise held between India and Oman with the aim to acquaint both forces with each other’s operating procedure in counter insurgency and counter terrorism environment.
- Ekuverin: This exercise is held between India and Maldives with the aim to conduct military training between armies of both countries.
Indian Navy Military Exercises
- Varuna: This exercise is held between India and France with the aim to improve Indo-French coordination on capabilities, including cross-deck operations, minesweeping, replenishment-at-sea, and so on.
- SLINEX: This exercise is held between Sri Lanka and India which focuses on promoting mutual understanding and providing exposure to both navies to each other’s operating procedures, best practices, and communication procedures.
- Indra: Here, IND stands for India where as RA stands for Russia. This is bi-annual exercise that serves to facilitate cooperation between the Indian and Russian armed forces. This exercise is also held between the navies of two countries under the same name.
- Malabar: It is a joint military exercise. It was held in the Bay of Bengal and attended by the navies of India, US, and Japan.
- Simbex: It is held between India and Singapore. It has progressed in term of scale and complexity over the year and incorporated scenarios with threats from the surface, air, and underwater.
- IBSAMAR: It is a series of naval exercises held between the navies of India, Brazil, and South Africa.
- KONKAN: This exercise focuses on increasing compatibility and interoperability between the navies of India and the US.
- AUSINDEX: This exercise is held between India and Australia to focuses on anti-submarine warfare.
Indian Air Force Military Exercises
- Indradhanush: This is a bilateral exercise held between the Indian Air Force and Royal Air Force of the UK.
- GARUDA SHAKTI: It is conducted with the aim to promote positive relations between Indian armies and Indonesian armies.
- AVIA INDRA: This Air Force level exercise is held between India and the Russian Federation.
All these military exercises play a significant role in the Indian Armed Forces. Check out all the exercises properly and gain your knowledge.
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