Bilateral Defence Exercise



Exercise Name


Al-Nagah-II 2017

    • India-Oman joint military exercise
    • Held in Dhauladhar Ranges in Bakloh belt of Himachal Pradesh

Ajeya Warrior 2017

    • India-UK Military Exercise
    • Held in Bikaner



    • India-Australia Naval Exercise
    • Will be held in Freemantle, Australia

CORPAT (India and Indonesia Coordinated Patrol)

    • India and Indonesia maritime exercise
    • Held in Andaman and Nicobar


    • Joint military exercise between special forces of Pakistan and Russia
    • Held in Minralney Vody, Russia


    • India – Maldives joint military exercise
    • Held in Belagavi, Karnataka

Hand in Hand

    • India and China joint military exercise
    • Aims to enhance cooperation and maintain peace and tranquillity along border areas of both countries.


    • India and Malaysia joint military exercise
    • Held in Sengai Perdik, Hulu Langat, Malaysia

IMBAX 2017

    • India-Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise
    • Held in Meghalaya

Indra 2017


    • Joint exercise between India and Russia
    • Army, Navy and Air Force all will take part
    • Held in Russian city of Vladivostok


    • India – Russia joint navy exercise
    • Held in Bay of Bengal


    • It is a multilateral regional maritime exercise.
    • Held in Australia
    • India participated in it.


    • India-Kazakhstan joint Army Exercise
    • Held in Otar Region, Kazakhstan

Konkan 16

      • Joint Maritime Exercise between Indian and British Navy
      • Held in Mumbai and Goa


Lamitye 2018

    • Joint Military Exercise between India and Seychelles
    • Held in Mahe island of Seychelles

Maitree 2018

    • India-Thailand Military Exercise
    • Held in Thailand

Malabar Trilateral Exercise 2018

    • Trilateral Naval Exercise between India, USA and Japan
    • Will be held in Gaum, Philippine Sea.

MILAN 2018

    • It is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by the Navy under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command which began in 1995

Mitra Shakti 2017

    • India and Sri Lanka Joint military exercise
    • Held in Pune

Naseem-Al-Bahr (Sea Breeze) 2017

    • Joint Naval Exercise between India and Oman
    • Held in Said Bin Sultan Naval Base, Wudam in Oman

Nomadic Elephant 2017

    • Joint Military Exercise between India and Mongolia
    • Held in Mizorama



    • India, Kazakhstan joint bilateral military exercise
    • Held in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh

Pitch Black

    • Biennial warfare exercise hosted by Royal Australian Air Force 
    • India will participate in 2018.


    • India and Banglaseh Joint military exercise
    • To practice counter-terrorism and disaster management operations
    • Held in Vairengte, Mizoram


    • India and Singapore Joint Naval Exercise
    • Held in South China Sea


    • India and Srilanka Joint Naval Exercise
    • Held in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Surya Kiran 2018

    • India and Nepal Joint military exercise
    • Held in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
    • Conducted annually alternatively in India and Nepal


    • TROPEX 17 exercise is aimed at testing combat readiness of the combined fleets of the Indian Navy, and the assets of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard
    • Held on Western Coast

Vajra Prahar 2018

    • India-USA Joint Military Exercise
    • Held in Seattle, USA

Varuna 2018

    • India-France Joint Naval Exercise
    • Held in Reunion Island in Indian Ocean Region

Vinbax 2018

    • India-Vietnam Military Exercise
    • Held in Jabalpur, MP

Yudh Abhyas 2018

      • Joint military training exercise between India and United States
      • Held in Chaubatia, Uttarakhand