Defense is a major part of any country. Thus, every country tries and devotes half of its budget in defense. So, there are joint military exercises happening which benefits both the participating nations. Thus, in this article, we will discuss some of the important joint exercises in India like Indra and Maitree. Also, these exercises are important from learning as well as the strategic point of view for both the nations.
Military Exercises in Defense
A military exercise is when the army uses its resources for exploring and training purposes. Also, in terms of its military strength, India is the 4th strongest country in the world.
Thus, it becomes important for India to maintain this position and keep it strong.
Also, there should be coordination between three military forces of India which are Army, navy, and air force. Also, from the exam point of view, these exercises are very important.
So, we have divided these exercises into two parts as given below. Thus, it will be easier for you to understand.
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Important Military Exercises
|Name of the exercise||Participating countries||Location of the exercise||Purpose of this exercise|
|Dharma Guardian I||Japan and India||Vairengte, India||This is for aiming and developing a mutual understanding between the two armies|
|Milex||BIMSTEC||Aundh Military Station, India||The theme is to counter terrorism in rural and semi-urban areas. The aim is to promote the strategic alignment between the member countries to fight the threat of terrorism|
|Indra X||Russia and India||Babina Military Station, India||The aim of this exercise is to understand the interoperability, and exchange of ideas between the two armies|
|SCO Peace Mission||India and SCO||Chelyabinsk, Russia||The aim of this is to train in Jungle warfare, disaster response activities, and anti-terrorism combat|
|Surya Kiran XIII||Nepal and India||Pithoragarh, India||This exercise is also aimed for disaster response activities, jungle warfare, and anti-terrorism combat|
|Maitree||Thailand and India||Chachoengsao, Thailand||Also, the aim of this exercise is to train in jungle conditions|
Other Important Exercises
|Lamitye VIII||Seychelles and India||Mahe, Seychelles||To conduct the counter-terrorist operations and counter-insurgency is the main aim of this exercise.|
|Shakti IV||France and India||Mailly-le-camp, France||This joint training focuses highly on tactical drills, physical fitness, procedure, and techniques.|
|Ekuverin VIII||Maldives and India||Belgaum, India||The main focus of this joint exercise is to acquaint both the armies with their operating procedure if in case of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency|
|Hamesha Vijayee||Southern Command||Rajasthan||This exercise aims at fine-tuning the surveillance and various destructive mechanisms in order to support the strikes and maneuvers the enabling forces|
|Danx||50 parachute brigade||Andaman and Nicobar islands||The primary objective of this exercise is to validate and practice the drills and procedures of all the commanding forces thereby defending the islands|
|IMBAX I||Myanmar||Shillong||This will help in assisting the strong bonds of cooperation and friendship|
|Ajeya warrior||UK and India||Mahajan firing range, India||The main aim is to promote and build the bilateral relationship and thereby enhance the interoperability|
|Prabal Dostyk||Kazakhstan and the Indian army||Himachal Pradesh||This is the 2nd joint exercise between the two nations. It is aimed at enhancing the military relations between the two nations|
|Mitra Shakti||Sri Lanka and the Indian army||Pune||It is based on infantry of both the countries and on the counter-terrorist operations|
|Indra||Russian and Indian armed forces||Sea of Japan near Vladivostok||This is the first ever tri-services exercise between Russian and Indian armed forces|
|Sampriti VII||Bangladesh and India||Shillong||This aims at enhancing the interoperability between the two nations. It also helps in enriching their experiences while performing counter terrorism and counterinsurgency|
Q. Between which two nations are Shakti exercise held?
A. Myanmar and India
B. Bangladesh and India
C. France and India
D. The UK and India
Answer: C. France and India
Q. Prabal Dostyk joint military exam is held between ____
A. Russia and India
B. Kazhakstan and India
C. Japan and India
D. Sri Lanka and India
Answer: B. Kazhakstan and India