Joint Military Exercises of India 2018-19


VINBAX 1 India - Vietnam 29 January- 3 February 2018 Jabalpur ,Madhya Pradesh For the 1st time the 2 nations held a joint military exercise to strengthen defense co operation.
VAJRA PRAHAR India – United States of America January 2018 Joint base Lewis mc chord, Seattle Us It’s a joint military exercise held alternately in India and us. Its aim is to share the best practices between the 2 armies
and the mutual exchange of strategic planning.
SHAKTI - IV France 31 January- 5 February 2018 Mailly be camp, France At the invitation of French chief of army staff, India deployed 45 personnel specializing in mountain combat in France
LAMITYE VIII Seychelles 24 February- 4 march 2018 Mahe, Seychelles This exercise is 8th in the series of bilateral exercises between the 2 countries.
KHANJAR V Krygyzstan 16-29 MARCH 2018 VAIRENGTE INDIA Indo- Kyrgyzstan annual joint training exercise held at counter insurgency jungle warfare school, Vairengte, near SILCHAR in Assam-Mizoram border
HARIMAU SHAKTI Malaysia 30 APRIL- 13 MAY 2018 Hulu langat, Malaysia Held in the jungles of hulu langat, the 2 armies engaged in the series of counter guerilla warfare
SURYA KIRAN XIII Nepal May 30- 12 June 2018 Pithoragarh, uttarakhand The aim of this exercise was to conduct a battalion level joint training with emphasis on counter terrorism in mountainous terrain
MAITREE Thailand 6- 9 August 2018 Chachoengsao Thailand The exercise focuses on anti terror co operation
SCO PEACE MISSION Members of shanghai co-operation organization 20- 29 August 2018 Chelyabinsk Russia In 8 nation exercise, India participated for the first time and participated in the exercises which focused on countering anti-terrorism.
Rapid Trident United States - NATO Members Countries 2-15 September 2018 Ukraine
Its main goal is to practice countering armed aggression in conditions of the hybrid war.
KAZIND 2018 India – Kazakhstan 10-23 September 2018 Otar Region, Kazakhstan This will be third joint military exercise between two countries which have a history of extensive cooperation in the defence arena.
Yudh Abhyas 2018 India – United states 16-29 September 2018 Chaubattia, Uttarakhand The aim of this exercise will be to enhance interoperability between both the armies.
Nomadic Elephant 2018 India – Mongolia 10-21 September 2018 UlaanBaatar
Nomadic Elephant is annual bilateral military exercise started in 2006. It is designed to strengthen partnership between Indian Army and Mongolian Armed Forces.
Iron Magic 19 UAE - US October 2018 Dubai The exercise seeks to reinforce cooperation, joint actions and exchange of expertise in military areas between both countries.
Druzhba Rusia - Pakistan October 2018 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan The two week long joint military exercise is aimed at bolstering and building military cooperation between the two countries.
Dharma Guardian India – Japan 1-14 November 2018 Vairengte(Mizoram) The exercise is aimed at developing mutual understanding and respect between militaries of both countries.
Indra 2018 India – Russia 18-28 November 2018 Jhansi, UP It was the tenth exercise in the series of Exercise INDRA aimed at increasing interoperability between Indian and Russian Armies.
Vajra Prahar India – USA November 2018 Bikaner, Rajasthan The exercise was called between Special Forces of both countries to deal with operations for counter-terrorism
Hand in Hand 2019 India - China 11th December 2018 Chengdu, China Will promote understanding between two militaries and improving their capabilities in fighting terrorism. The exercise will include live shooting and Adoptive and Basic Training.
Indra Navy-18 India - Russia December 18, 2018 Bay of Bengal Objective of Indra Navy exercise is to increase inter-operability amongst the navies of India and Russia and exchange best practices.
INDRA NAVY maritime India - Russia December 9-16, 2018 Visakhapatnam coast, Andhra Pradesh To increase interoperability amongst the two navies, develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations
Naval exercise Konkan 18 India and United Kingdom November 28 to December 6, 2018 Goa Aimed at deriving mutual benefit from each other’s’ experiences and is indicative of continuing cooperation between two countries.
Samundara Shakti India and Indonesia 13 November 2018 Surabaya, Indonesia Aim of the exercise is to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime co-operation, enhance interoperability and exchange best practices.
IND-INDO CORPAT India and Indonesia 11 – 27 October 2018 Indonesia ships and aircraft from both countries will undertake patrolling on respective sides of 236 nautical miles long International Maritime Boundary Line.
JIMEX-18 India and Japan 7 to 15 October 2018 Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding and imbibe best practices between navies of two countries
SLINEX-2018 India and Sri Lanka September 7 to 13, 2018 Trincomalee, Sri Lanka This exercise involved joint training, exchange of expertise, helicopter and maritime patrol aircraft operations, search and rescue, and maneuvers at sea
IMBEX 2018-19 India and Myanmar 18 January 2019 Chandimandir Military Station Train the Myanmar delegation for participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations under the UN flag.
Disaster Control Exercise  India and Japan  23rd January 2019 Yokohama in Japan Aims to share their expertise in disaster management as both the nations have huge experience in disaster management as Japan regularly faces earthquakes and sea storms while the Indian Coast Guard round the year manages the over 7,000-kilometre coastline of the country.
Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise EXERCISE RAHATIndia11th and 12th February 2019Jaipur, Kota and AlwarTo synergise efforts for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations
Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019 Indian BSF and BGB 3rd March 2019 Srimantapur in Sipahijala district, bordering Comilla district in Bangladesh. A three-day Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019 as a part of confidence-building measures between the two border guards.
Indo US Military excerciseUnited States military forces with Indian National Security Guard 5th March 2019New DelhiProvided soldiers hands-on experience in real urban settings, such as hotels and transportation hubs, in preparation for the possibility of terror attacks on vulnerable soft targets
Sampriti 2019 India and Bangladesh 3rd to 15th March 2019  Tangail Aimed at increasing mutual cooperation, bonhomie and camaraderie between the two armies through interoperability and joint tactical exercises.
Al Nagah III India and Oman March 12 to March 25 2019 Onam Aimed to enhance interoperability in counterterrorist operations in semi-urban mountainous terrain.
IAFTX-2019India and African Countries18 March to 27 March 2019Pune, MaharashtraSynergysing humanitarian mine action and joint peace operations
Joint Military ExcerciseUS military forces and the Indian National Security Guard (NSG)March 16, 2019 HyderabadTo enhance preparedness and tackle any crisis that affects the public health and safety.
Africa-India Field Training Exercise 2019, or AFINDEX-19India and 17 African CountriesMarch 18, 2019Pune, MaharashtraTo practice the participating nations in planning and conduct of Humanitarian Mine Assistance and Peace Keeping Operations under Chapter VII of United Nations Peace Keeping Operations
Mitra Shakti VI India and Sri Lanka 26 March to 8 April 2019 Sri Lanka Aims to build and promote close relations between armies of both the countries and to enhance the ability of joint exercise commander to to take military contingents of both nations under command.
3rd Edition of AUSINDEX 2019 India and Australia April 2 to 16 2019 Vishakhapatnam  Focus on anti-submarine warfare, as part of efforts to ramp up bilateral naval cooperation in the strategic Indian Ocean region.
Bold Kurukshetra- 2019 India and Singapore 12th April 2019 Babina Cantonment of Jhansi. Aimed at developing military technology, enhance the maritime security and bolster the nations' fight against terrorism.


MALABAR Japan India U.S 7-16 June Guam (pacific ocean )
VARUNA France 19-24 March 2018 Vasco de Gama, Goa
RIMPAC 2018 26 countries July- August 2018 Honolulu Hawaii
KAKADU 2018 25 countries August - September 2018 Australia
Sahyog HOP TAC 2018 India Vietnam October 2018 Bay of Bengal
SEA VIGILIndian Navy and Coast Guard22-23rd January 2019Kochi
Anti Submarine Warfare ExerciseIndian and the US Navies 15th April 2019Tamil Nadu
2nd Edition of IN – VPN BILAT EXIndian Navy and Vietnam Peoples’ Navy13-16th April 2019Off Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam
Debrief for SEA VIGIL ExcerciseIndian Navy and Coast Guard16th April 2019New Delhi
VARUNA 19.1 India and France 1 to 10th  May 2019 Off the Goa coast and Karwar


Gagan Shakti 2018India08-22 Apr 2018Northern and Western Borders
Pitch black Australia Us Netherlands France Germany Canada Indonesia New zealand Singapore Thailand Malaysia 27 July- 18 August Darwin airforce base Australia
BILATERAL EXERCISE Malaysia 20-22 August Subhang air base Malaysia
Aviaindra-18 India Russia 17-28 September Lipetsk Russia
SHINYUU Maitri-18India and Japan03-07 Dec 18 Agra
Ex‘Cope India’ 2018India and US3-14th December 2018West Bengal
VAYU SHAKTI 2019India with Pakistan18th February 2019At Pokhran in Rajasthan

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