List of military operations of Indian Army: Check Here

List of military operations of Indian Army: Check Here

List of military operations of Indian Army: Indian Armed Force is combined forces which comprises of Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. The supreme commander of the Indian armed forces is the President of India. Our country's armed forces have been engaged in a number of major military operations under the management of the Ministry Of Defence (MoD) of the Government of India.

Below is the list of operations categorised into the armed forces of the country. All these operations are important from defence exam point of view. 

Indian Army Operations


  • During First Kashmir War(1947)
  • Operation Polo (1948) – Indian armed forces ended the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad and led to the incorporation of the princely state of Hyderabad in Southern India, into the Indian Union.
  • Operation Vijay (1961) – the operation by the Military of India that led to the capture of Goa, Daman and Diu and Anjidiv Islands from the Portuguese colonial holding in 1961.
  • During Sino-Indian War (1962)
  • During Second Kashmir War (1965)
  • During Bangladesh Liberation War
  • During Siachen conflict (1980)
  • Operation Blue Star (1984)
  • Operation Woodrose (1984)
  • Operation Meghdoot (1984) — Indian military’s capture of the majority of Siachen Glacier.
  • Operation Pawan (1987) – Operations by the Indian Peace Keeping Force to take control of Jaffna from the LTTE in late 1987 to enforce the disarmament of the LTTE as a part of the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord.
  • Operation Viraat (1988) – It was an anti-insurgency operation launched by the IPKF against the LTTE in April 1988 in Northern Sri Lanka.
  • Operation Trishul (1988) – Along with Operation Viraat, was an anti-insurgency operation launched by the IPKF against the LTTE in April 1988 in Northern Sri Lanka.
  • Operation Checkmate (1988) – It was an anti-insurgency operation carried out by the IPKF against the LTTE in the Vadamarachi area of northern Sri Lanka in June 1988.
  • Operation Cactus (1988) — Indian armed forces oust Tamil nationalist mercenaries of PLOTE who instigated a coup in Malé in the Maldives.
  • Operation Vijay (1999) – name of the successful Indian operation to push back the infiltrators from the Kargil Sector, in the 1999 Kargil War.
  • Operation Parakram (2001)
  • Operation Black Tornado, and Operation Cyclone, (2008)
  • Operation Goodwill- humanitarian tasks in J&K
  • Operation Good Samaritan- humanitarian tasks in Manipur/Nagaland


Indian Navy Operations



  • Operation Vijay (1961)
  • Operation Trident (1971)
  • Operation Python (1971)
  • Operation Cactus (1988)
  • During Operation Restore Hope (1992–2003)
  • Operation Parakram (2001)
  • During Operation Enduring Freedom (2001)
  • During 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (Operation Madath, Operation Sea Waves, Operation Castor, Operation Rainbow, Operation Gambhir & Operation Rahat-II)
  • Operation Sukoon (2006)


Indian Air Force Operations



  • During First Kashmir War (1947)
  • During Congo Crisis (1961)
  • During Sino-Indian War (1962)
  • During Second Kashmir War (1965)
  • During Bangladesh Liberation War (1971)
  • Meghna Heli Bridge (1971)
  • Tangail Airdrop (1971)
  • Operation Meghdoot (1984)
  • Operation Poomalai (1987)
  • Operation Cactus (1988)
  • Operation Safed Sagar (1999)
  • Atlantique Incident (1999)

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