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When we hear about exercise the first one that may come to our mind is Mr. Universe, Mr. Olympiad, Mr. India, Arnold Shwasnegger etc. Well, they are all people who got well physique and strong body by daily workouts and exercises. Here military exercises don’t involve the exercises that are carried out to improve the body of the military personals. The literal meaning of the exercises and workout are mentioned in the military exercises also. They are the exercises and workouts carried out by the military personal to improve their military operations military strategies equipment and weapon familiarisation. For an easy catch the introduction scene of the Prithviraj in the movie Anarkali is shot in between a scene were Lakshadweep Naval force and police do a military exercise. The three department of the defence that is Army Navy and Air force do their military exercises as part of the improvement and eventual training. Well, through this blog let us look into the List of Military Exercises of India 2021.
Military Exercises Types.
Before we look into the name and particulars of the military exercises carried out in the year 2021 let us look into the types of military exercises that are prevailing. The military exercises can be broadly classified into three based on the participation. And they are
- Domestic exercises
- Bilateral exercises
- Multilateral exercises
Domestic Military exercises
The domestic military practices or the exercises are the exercises that are conducted by the Indian military itself without involving any of their troops of the foreign countries. They may intermingle with various department of the nation for the exercise or may not be.
Bilateral Military Exercises
These are the military exercises that involves two foreign military troops. These are usually conducted by the friendly alliance of the countries in order to familiarise their strategies and equipment. If a war is sprout out their troops should be able to handle our equipment, we should be able to handle their equipment. So strategically sophisticated and unique equipment strength and strategies will not be exchanged in this phase. Usually this will be conducted by the friendly countries which are not politically rival each other. The military exercise will be followed by a bilateral agreement.
Multilateral Military exercises
These are same as that of the bilateral exercises and the only difference is between the number of participated countries or troops in the exercises. More than two will be there. No politically rival countries will participate in the exercise. This will be followed by a multilateral agreement.
For the perspective of general awareness, we shall look into the joint military exercises only that is bilateral or multilateral exercises. Well, let us look into the joint military exercises that are important and are carried out in the year of 2021.
List of Military Exercises of India 2021
|Domestic||AMPHEX-21||The three agencies of the Indian military force. That is, Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Airforce||Conducted at the Andaman Nicobar Group of islands||The exercise was aimed at validating India’s capabilities to safeguard the territorial integrity of its island territories. The joint force executed multi-domain, high-intensity offensive and defensive manoeuvres in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.|
|Domestic||2nd Edition of Sea Vigil 21||Indian Navy, Customs, Coast Guard, and other maritime agencies||Indian Navy||It was conducted along with the 7516km of coastline and special economic zone of India. The defence exercises involved 13 costal states/ union territories.|
|Domestic||Tropex-21||Indian Navy, Indian Army, Coast Guard, and Indian Air Force||Indian Ocean||Indian Navy’s largest war game – the biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX 21). Conduct of TROPEX is being overseen by Naval Headquarters with participation from all three Commands of the Indian Navy and the Tri-Services Command at Port Blair.|
|Bilateral||11th Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2021||India and the US||Himachal Pradhesh
|The 11th edition of Indo-US joint special forces exercise Vajra Prahar 2021 was conducted at Special Forces training school located at Bakloh, in Himachal Pradesh in March
|Bilateral||DUSTLIK II||India and Uzbekistan||Chaubatia near Ranikhet, Uttarakhand||45 Soldiers each from Uzbekistan and Indian Army are participating in the exercise. Both contingents will be sharing their expertise and skills in the field of counter terrorist operations in mountainous or rural or urban scenarios under UN mandate. The exercise will culminate into a 36 hours joint validation exercise|
|Bilateral||PASSEX||India and Indonesian||Arabian Sea||The Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy conducted the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) on February 18, 2021, in the Arabian Sea. Indian naval ship INS Talwar and the Indonesian Navy’s multirole corvette KRI Bung Tomo participated in the exercise.|
|Bilateral||PASSEX||Indian Navy and US Navy||Eastern Indian Ocean Region (Bay of Bengal)||Indian Navy deployed its warship Shivalik and long-range maritime patrol aircraft P8I in the ‘PASSEX’ exercise while the US Navy was represented by the USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group|
|Bilateral||16th Yudh Abhyas||India and US||Mahajan Field Firing Ranges of Bikaner district of Rajasthan||The exercise was conducted in two phases. The first phase of combat conditioning, tactical training and inter-operability was completed successfully by both the contingents. The training received by both the armies in the first phase was validated in the second phase.|
|Multilateral||Exercise Desert Flag-VI||United States (US), France, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Greece, Jordan, Kuwait and Egypt||Al-Dhafra airbase, UAE||IAF participated in the exercise for the first time, fielding Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. Six countries; UAE, USA, France, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain apart from India participated with aerial assets. Jordan, Greece, Qatar, Egypt and South Korea participated as observer forces.|
|Multilateral||‘Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021’||Indian Navy joined Iran and Russia||Northern Indian Ocean||The drill will cover an area of 17,000 square kilometres (6,500 square miles). It will include shooting at sea and air targets and liberating hijacked ships, as well as search and rescue and anti-piracy operations|
|Multilateral||Indo-French Joint Exercise Desert Knight-21||Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force||Air Force Station of Jodhpur, Rajasthan||French side will participate with Rafale, Airbus A-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), A-400M Tactical Transport aircraft and approximately 175 personnel. The Indian Air Force aircraft participating in the exercise will include Mirage 2000, Su-30 MKI, Rafale, IL-78 Flight Refuelling Aircraft, AWACS and AEW&C aircraft.
The exercise marks an important milestone in the series of engagements between the two Air forces
These are the major military exercise of 2021 which Indian Nation is involved. The security and protection of our land lives is taken care of with the altogether results of these exercises and practices. The Indian military exercises are of great importance to know, not only just because of the security procedure that make us safe but also due to the importance of the foreign diplomatic and military relations. The international friendship and war alliances will grow and flourish as part of this exercises from a competitive exam aspirant perspective Indian military exercises of 2021 are of greater importance to analyse the foreign relations of the nations. Enrol to Entri for more such updates on general awareness. Keep studying Keep winning