Major Military Exercises of 2019: A brief overview

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A military exercise is not actual combat, it is an exercise meant for training or exploring warfare methods. It also employs the use of military resources and tests their working and consequences.

When this is done in between two countries, it allows for better coordination in case of an attack and also allows to build relationships. It is also seen as a way to show the military strength of a country.

These are a few major joint military exercises in which India took part in 2019.

1.     Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the Sea)- India and Qatar Naval Forces at Doha.

2.     KAZIND-2019- India and Kazakhstan at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.

3.     Dharma Guardian- India and Japan at Mizoram

4.     Samudra Shakti (2nd Edition)- India and Indonesia at Bay of Bengal.

5.     Combat Exercise ‘Him Vijay- India and  China at Arunachal Pradesh.

6.  “Tiger Triumph” 2019- India and the United States at Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

7.    Nomadic Elephant-XIV- India and Magnolia at Bakloh

8.   Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019- Border Security Force (BSF) of India and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) at Sipahijala, Bangladesh.

9.     Mitra Shakti VI- India and Sri Lanka at Sri Lanka.

10.  ‘Chang Thang’ 2019- India and China at Eastern Ladakh, China.

11.   SITMEX 2019-Thailand, India and Singapore at Port Blair.

12.    Ekuverin 2019- India and Maldives at Pune, Maharashtra.

13.  Yudh Abhyas 2019- India and the US at Washington.

14.   MAITREE-2019- India and Thailand at Meghalaya.

15. MALABAR Exercise 2019- Japan, India and USA at Japan.

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16Yudh Abhyas – 2019- India and US at Washington.

17. Hand in Hand- India and China at Umroi, Meghalaya.

18.   TSENTR 2019- Tajikistan ,China, Uzbekistan, India, Kyrgyzstan,  Pakistan and Kazakhstan at Russia.

19.  Indo-Thai CORPAT 2019- India and Thailand in Thailand.

20.     Garuda-VI 2019- Indian and French Army at Mont de Marsan in France.

21.   AL NAGAH III 2019- Indian Army  and Royal Oman Army at Jabel AI Akhdar training camp, Oman.

22.  INDIA AFRICA FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE (IAFTX)- 2019- India and Africa at Aundh Military Station and College of Military Engineering, Pune.

23.  Bold Kurukshetra 2019- India and Singapore at Babina Military Station in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.

24.  SIMBEX 2019 Naval Exercises- India and Singapore at South China Sea.

25.AUSINDEX 2019- India and Australia at Vishakhapatnam.

26.  Varuna 2019- India and France (Naval) at Goa.

27.    IMBEX 2018-19- India and Myanmar at Chandimandir Military Station.

28. Disaster Control Exercise- Indis and Japan at Yokohama, Japan

29. SAMPRITI – 2019- India and Bangladesh at Tangail, Bangladesh.

30.    Exercise Shakti-2019- India and France at Rajasthan.

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