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Joint Military Exercises of India

Published on Monday, March 04, 2024


Name of Exercise

Participating Nations

Conducted at

Desert Cyclone 2024

India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Rajasthan, India

Exercise Sea Dragon 24

United States, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and India.

Guam, a US territory in the Pacific Ocean.

exercise, ‘Sahyog Kaijin,’

 India and Japan

Bay of Bengal


Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy

Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Exercise KHANJAR


Himachal Pradesh

Exercise CYCLONE


Anshas, Egypt

Exercise Desert Knight

Indian Air Force (IAF), the French Air and Space Force (FASF), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force

Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)


India-Saudi Arabia

Mahajan, Rajasthan

exercise named ‘Vayu Shakti-24’

Indian Air Force

Pokhran range near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

exercise "Shanti Prayas IV"

Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the United States


Exercise MILAN24

US, Japan, Australia, France, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia


Exercise ‘Dosti 16’

Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka

Malé, the capital of the Maldives

Exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’

Indian Army and the Japan

Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan


Name of Exercise

Participating Nations

Conducted at

Zayed Talwar

The navies of India and the UAE

Abu Dhabi coast

Yudh Abhyas”

Indian Army and the United States Army

Fort Wainwright, Alaska, USA

The Field Training Exercise

Russia and Myanmar,

Primorsky Region of Russia


India and Bangladesh

Umroi, Meghalay

“Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023,”

Indian and Malaysian Armies

Umroi Cantonment, India.

Maiden naval exercise

India and the European Union

Gulf of Guinea off the west African coast


India and Kazakhstan

Otar military base in Kazakhstan



Andaman Sea


Indian Navy and the Bangladesh Navy

Northern Bay of Bengal

Sea Guardian-3

China and Pakistan

Karachi Naval Dockyard

“Exercise Mitra Shakti-2023”

India and Sri Lanka

Aundh, Pune



Umroi, Meghalaya


Indian Army and the Australian Army

Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan

Surya Kiran-XVII


Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand


Indian Coast Guard

Vadinar, Gujarat

Table-Top Exercise

Indian Army

Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi

Nomadic Elephant-23Indian and Mongolian troopsUlaanbaatar
Air Force’s Exercise RanvijayIndian Air ForceUB Hills, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
'Cope India' Combat Training ExerciseUS and Indian Air ForceKalaikunda Airbase in West Bengal
'SLINEX-2023' India and Sri LankaColombo, Sri-Lanka
Exercise OrionAir forces of India, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States.French airbase of Mont-de-Marsan
TARKASHIndia and the USA Chennai, Tamil Nadu
FRINJEX-23India and FranceKerela at Pangode Military Station
'Vayu Prahar'Indian Army and Air Force --
‘Dharma Guardian’India and JapanCamp Imazu in Japan's Shiga province
TROPEX 2023Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Coast Guard assetsKakinada, Andhra Pradesh
AMPHEX 2023Indian Army and Indian Air ForceKakinada in Andhra Pradesh (AP)
"VARUNA"India and FranceWestern Seaboard


Name of Exercise Participating Nations Conducted at
“Harimau Shakti -2022”India and MalaysiaPulai, Kluang, Malaysia
6th edition of “Kazind – 2022”India and KazakhstanUmroi, Meghalaya
12th edition of Joint Exercise "Agni Warrior"The Singapore & Indian ArmyField Firing Ranges, Devlali (Maharashtra)
“Surya Kiran - XVI”India and NepalNepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi (Nepal)
Multi-National Excercise MILAN-2022Indian NavyVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (Indian Ocean Region)
6th Edition of Eastern Bridge VIIndian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)Air Force Station, Jodhpur
'AL NAJAH-IV'India and OmanRajasthan
Bilateral Exercise ‘Bongosagar’Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN)Port Mongla, Bangladesh
39th edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) India and Indonesia Belawan, Indonesia
9th Edition of the Joint Special Forces Exercise "Khanjar 2022"India and KyrgyzstanSpecial Forces Training School, Bakloh (HP)
Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)India and BangladeshNorthern Bay of Bengal, Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy (IN-BN)
Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX)India and JapanAndaman Sea
Biennial Multilateral Naval Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)2022Indian Navy's frigate INS Satpura and P8I aircraftHawaiian Islands and Southern California
18th Edition of Joint Training Exercise “Yudh Abhyas 2022”India and USUttarakhand
'Pitch Black' ExerciseIndian Air Force Australia
Bilateral Army Exercise VINBAX 2022India and VietnamChandimandir
Vajra Prahar Excercise 2022India and the US Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh
20-day long Parvat Prahar ExerciseIndian ArmyEastern Ladakh
Indo-US Coast Guard Joint Exercise “Abhyas-01/22” India and USChennai
Joint Maritime Exercise Indian Navy warship INS Tarkash and Nigerian Navy Patrol ShipsGulf of Guinea (GoG)
6th Edition of Maritime Bilateral Exercise – Jimex 2022India and JapanHosted by Indian Navy commenced in the Bay of Bengal.
Joint Exercise ‘Gagan Strike’Indian Army’s Kharga Corps and the Indian Air ForcePunjab
Multilateral strategic and command exercise ‘Vostok-2022’India, Russia and China Russia
‘Bongosagar-2022’ Indian Navy and Bangladesh Port Mongla, Bangladesh
BALTOPS 22NATO allies and partners more than 7,000 sailors, airmen, and marines from 16 nations, along with Finland and SwedenBaltic Sea
20th Edition of Bilateral Naval Exercise - VARUNA 2022India And FranceArabian Sea
'Ex SAMPRITI-X' India and Bangladesh Bangladesh
‘LAMITIYE-2022’Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF)Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA)
Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise “Ex Khaan Quest -2022”16 countries, including India and MongoliaUlaanbaatar at Mongolia
9th Edition of India – Kyrgyzstan Joint Special Forces ExerciseIndia and KyrgyzstanBakloh (Himachal Pradesh)
Two Day National Level Pollution Response Exercise--Goa
IONS Maritime Excercise 2022 (IMEX 22)Australia, Bangladesh, France, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, and the UKArabian Sea
3rd Edition of EX-DUSTLIKIndia and UzbekistanYangiarik, Uzbekistan
‘Cobra Warrior-22’United Kingdom, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria--
9th SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Exercise)2021 India and Sri LankaVisakhapatnam
EX DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022India and JapanBelagavi (Belgaum), Karnataka
‘Sea Dragon 2022’India, Australia, Canada, the US, South Korea, and JapanAndersen Air Force Base, Guam
PASSEX ExerciseNavies of India and RussiaArabian Sea
Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022)Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Army, and Coast GuardWestern Naval Command of the Indian Navy


Name of Exercise Participating Nations Conducted at
PANEX-21India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and ThailandPune, Maharashtra
EKUVERIN-21India and MaldivesKadhdhoo Island, Maldives
15th ‘Dosti’ ExerciseIndia, Maldives, and Sri LankaIndia, Maldives, and Sri Lanka
SITMEX–21Navies of India, Singapore, and ThailandAndaman Sea
6th ‘EX SHAKTI 2021’Navies of India and FranceFrejus, France
32nd India –Thailand CORPATIndian Navy and the Royal Thai NavyIndian Ocean
‘Konkan Shakti 2021’India and the United KingdomArabian Sea
‘Samudra Shakti’Navies of India and IndonesiaSunda Strait, Indonesia
‘Surya Kiran’India and NepalPithoragarh, Uttarakhand
4th ‘AUSINDEX’Indian Navy and the Royal Australian NavyNorth Australian Exercise Area
‘SIMBEX-2021’Singapore and IndiaSouth China Sea
‘AL-MOHED AL-HINDI 2021’India and Saudi ArabiaIndian Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Force
‘Zayed Talwar Exercise 2021’Navies of India and UAEAbu Dhabi
36th CORPAT ExerciseIndia and IndonesiaIndian Ocean region
‘TTX-2021’India, Sri Lanka and the MaldivesMaritime Warfare Centre, Mumbai
‘PASSEX’Indian and Indonesian NaviesSouthern Arabian Sea
‘Samudra Setu-II’Kolkata, Kochi, Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa and AiravatIndian Navy
Varuna 2021Indian and French NavyArabian Sea
11th Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2021India and the USBakloh in Himachal Pradesh
‘PASSEX’Indian Navy and the United States NavyEastern Indian Ocean Region (Bay of Bengal)
‘DUSTLIK II’India and UzbekistanChaubatia near Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
Exercise Desert Flag-VIUnited States (US), France, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Greece, Jordan, Kuwait and EgyptAl-Dhafra airbase, UAE
‘PASSEX Exercise’Indian and IndonesianArabian Sea
‘Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021’Indian Navy joined Iran and RussiaNorthern Indian Ocean
TROPEX-21Indian Navy, Indian Army, Coast Guard, and Indian Air ForceIndian Ocean
16th Yudh AbhyasIndia and the United StatesMahajan Field Firing Ranges of Bikaner district of Rajasthan
AMPHEX – 21 Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air ForceAndaman and Nicobar group of islands
Indo-French Joint Exercise Desert Knight-21Indian Air Force and French Air and Space ForceAir Force Station of Jodhpur, Rajasthan
2nd Edition of ‘Sea Vigil-21’Indian Navy, Customs, Coast Guard, and other maritime agenciesIndian Navy


Name of Exercise Participating Nations Conducted at
35th India-Indonesia CORPATIndian Navy and Indonesian NavyAndaman Sea
SLINEX 2020Indian Navy Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Chetak helicopter embarked onboard IN ships, and Dornier Maritime Patrol AircraftIndian Navy and Sri Lankan Navy
PASSEX Exercise 2020RuFN guided missile cruiser Varyag, large anti-submarine ship AdmiralPanteleyev and medium ocean tanker PechengaEastern Indian Ocean Region
SIMBEX-20Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)Andaman Sea
SITMEX-2020India, Singapore, ThailandAndaman Sea
‘Bull Strike’Elements of Indian Army’s Parachute Brigade, MARCOS (Marine Commando Force) and Special ForcesAndaman and Nicobar Command (ANC)
Malabar Naval Exercise 2020Indian Navy (IN), United States Navy (USN), Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), and Royal Australian Navy (RAN)Phase I- Bay of Bengal
Phase II- Arabian Sea
Suraksha KavachMaharashtra Police and Indian ArmyLulla Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra
4th JIMEX 2020India and JapanNorth Arabian Sea
EX Indradhanush - V 2020Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF)Air Force Station Hindon, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
AJEYA WARRIOR 2020 India and the United Kingdom The United Kingdom
DefExpo 2020 -- Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh
‘Sahyog-Kaijin’ India and Japan Chennai
MILAN 2020 -- Visakhapatnam
BIMSTEC disaster management exercise -2020India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka & MyanmarPuri (Odisha)
SAMPRITI-IX India and Bangladesh UMROI, Meghalaya, India


Name of Exercise Participating Nations Conducted at
NAVARMS-19 -- New Delhi
Hand-In-Hand-2019 VIII India and China Umroi, Meghalaya
INDRA 2019 India and Russia Babina (near Jhansi), Pune, and Goa
MITRA SHAKTI VII India and Sri Lanka Pune
SCOJtEx-2019 SCO and India New Delhi
Dustlik-2019 India-Uzbekistan Tashkent
Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr India and Qatar Doha, Qatar
'Exercise-SINDU SUDARSHAN-VII'Indian ArmyPokharan, Rajasthan
Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)India and BangladeshNorthern Bay of Bengal
KAZIND-2019India and KazakhstanPithoragarh, Uttarakhand
Dharma GuardianIndia and JapanMizoram
'Exercise Shakti-2019'India and FranceRajasthan
2nd Edition of Samudra ShaktiIndia and IndonesiaBay of Bengal
Combat Exercise ‘Him Vijay’India and  ChinaArunachal Pradesh
Nomadic Elephant-XIVIndia and MongoliaBakloh
“Tiger Triumph” 2019India and the United StatesVisakhapatnam and Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
‘Chang Thang’ 2019India and ChinaEastern Ladakh, China
SITMEX 2019India, Thailand and SingaporePort Blair
Ekuverin 2019India and MaldivesPune, Maharashtra
Yudh Abhyas 2019India and the USWashington
MAITREE-2019India and Thailand Meghalaya
MALABAR Exercise 2019India, Japan and the USAJapan
Indo-Thai CORPAT 2019India and ThailandThailand
KAZIND-2019India and KazakhstanPithoragarh, Uttarakhand
"TSENTR 2019"China, Tajikistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and UzbekistanRussia
Warfare Exercise "IndSpaceEx"IndiaAndaman Island in the Bay of Bengal
Garuda-VI 2019 Indian Army and French Army Mont de Marsan in France
AL NAGAH III 2019 Indian Army and Royal Oman Army Jabel AI Akhdar training camp, Oman
SAMPRITI - 2019 Indo-Bangladesh Military Exercise Tangail, Bangladesh
INDIA AFRICA FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE (IAFTX)- 2019 India and Africa Military Exercise Aundh Military Station and College of Military Engineering, Pune
Bold Kurukshetra 2019 India and Singapore Military Exercise Babina Military Station in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.
SIMBEX 2019 Naval Exercises India, Singapore Naval Exercise The South China Sea.
Varuna 2019 India-France Naval Exercise Goa Coast
AUSINDEX 2019 India and Australia Vishakhapatnam
IMBEX 2018-19 India and Myanmar Chandimandir Military Station
Disaster Control ExerciseIndia and Japan Yokohama in Japan
Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB)Sipahijala, Bangladesh
Mitra Shakti VI India- Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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