Recent Joint Military Exercises of Indian Armed Forces

Recent Joint Military Exercises of Indian Armed Forces

In this article, we will provide you with an update regarding the Military exercises participated by the Indian Armed Forces in the month of September. These exercises are important from examination point of view as CDS is scheduled to be conducted on 18th November. 

Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Exercise 'KAZIND 2018' To Be Held in Kazakhstan 

Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise 'KAZIND' was conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army from 10 to 23 Sep 2018 in Otar region, Kazakhstan. This is the third joint military exercise between the two countries which have a history of extensive cooperation in the defence arena. The second edition of the exercise was held in India. 

The aim of the exercise is to build and promote bilateral Army to Army relations and exchange skills and experiences between Kazakhstan Army and the Indian Army. The exercise will also serve as a platform for the exchange of drills and procedures.

Kazakhstan Capital: Astana, Currency: Kazakhstani tenge. 

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India-Sri Lanka Joint Exercise SLINEX-2018 Begins in Sri Lanka 

Indian navy ships and aircraft arrived in Sri Lanka to take part in the week long joint exercise SLINEX-2018 to be held with Sri Lankan navy at Trincomalee started on 7th September.  The exercise which was previously held biannually has been converted to an annual event from this year to enhance cooperation in the maritime domain and to further strengthen mutual trust and interoperability between the two navies.

The scope of the week-long exercise has been significantly increased this year with three ships, two maritime patrol aircraft and one helicopter participating from the Indian side. Sri Lanka Air Force personnel would also join in the exercise for the first time.

Sri Lanka Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Currency: Sri Lankan rupee, President: Maithripala Sirisena.
India-Mongolia Joint Exercise 'Nomadic Elephant 2018' Starts in Mongolia

The 12 days long Indo-Mongolia joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018, commenced at Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) Five Hills Training Area, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with a brief opening ceremony. It was conducted from 10th to 21st September 2018

Exercise Nomadic Elephant is an annual, bilateral exercise since 2006 which is designed to strengthen the partnership between the Indian Army and Mongolian Armed Forces. The exercise will see them improve their tactical and technical skills in joint counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in the rural and urban scenario under United Nations mandate.

Mongolia Capital: Ulaanbaatar, Currency: Mongolian togrog.

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1st Edition of BIMSTEC Military Exercise MILEX-18 Inaugurated in Pune 

BIMSTEC Military Exercise (MILEX-18), the first edition of Military Field Training Exercise for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations, started at Aundh in Pune. 

The aim of MILEX-18 is to practice the BIMSTEC Nations in planning and conduct of counter terrorist operations. Participating countries are Armies of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. Nepal is not taking part in MILEX-18, owing to its policy of keeping equal distance from its neighbours, without being part of a regional bloc militarily. 

Some Important points:- 
  • The BIMSTEC was formed in 1997 and it brings together Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. 
  • The grouping accounts for 22% of the global population. 
  • Sri Lanka is the current chair of BIMSTEC. 

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Indo-US Joint Exercise 'Yudh Abhyas 2018' To Start in Uttarakhand 

As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2018 is been conducted in the foothills of Himalayas at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand from 16 September to 29 September 2018.  

This will be the 14th edition of the joint military exercise hosted alternately by both countries. The two-week exercise will witness participation of about 350 personnel of the US Army and similar strength of the Indian Army. 

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Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri Reaches Australia For Exercise KAKADU 2018 

INS Sahyadri entered the Port of Darwin, Australia to participate in Exercise KAKADU 2018. Exercise KAKADU, which started in 1993, is the premier multilateral regional maritime engagement exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

The exercise is held biennially in Darwin and the Northern Australian Exercise Areas (NAXA). Exercise KAKADU derives its name from Kakadu National Park, which is a protected area in the northern territory of Australia. KAKADU 2018, the 14th edition of the exercise, would see participation from 23 warships, one submarine, 45 aircraft, 250 marines and approx 52 foreign staff from over 25 different countries.
  • Admiral Sunil Lanba is the present chief of Naval Staff of Indian Navy. 

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