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DEFENSE EXERCISES 
Military Exercises 
•lndo-Malaysian Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst ever joint exercise between Indian and Malaysian 
armies 'HARIMAU SHAKTI - 2018' was held from April 30 to May 13, 2018 in the forests of Sengai 
Perdik Hulu Langat, Malaysia 
•lndo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise: 'SURYA KIRAN - XIII' was conducted in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand 
from May 30 to June 12, 2018 
?It is Biannual event conducted alternatively between the two 
?Largest in terms of troop participation 
•
lndo-Thailand Joint Military Exercise: lndo-Thai Joint Military Exercise 'MAITREE' was held in Thailand 
from August 06-19, 2018. The exercise was aimed at training the troops in counter insurgency & counter 
terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate 
•Multinational Joint Military Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018: India participated for the ?rst time in 
the ?fth edition of the joint multinational military exercise SCO Peace Mission between August 24-29, 
2018. The joint exercise exhibited the combat power and dominance of the participating armies over 
extremist groups in simulated realistic situation 
•
lndo-US Joint Military Exercise: The 14th edition of lndo¬ US Joint military Exercise 'YUDHABHYAS 
2018' was conducted at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand 
•
lndo-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise: The third edition of joint military training exercise between 
Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army was held at Otar Military station, Kazakhstan. Ex KAZIND 2018 a 14 
day long joint exercise was conducted from September 10 to 23, 2018 
•
Multinational Joint Exercise of BIMSTEC Nations: Military ?eld training exercise for BIMSTEC nations, 
MILEX-2018, was conducted between September 10-16, 2018 
•
lndo-Japan Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst of its own kind, an lndo-Japan joint military exercise 
DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 was conducted at CIJWS, Vairengte from November 01 to 14, 2018. The 
primary aim was to in and equip the contingents undertake joint counter insurgency and counter 
terrorist operations in urban and semi urban terrain 
•lndo-Russia Joint Military Exercise: T enth edition of lndo-Russian joint military Exercise INDRA was 
conducted at Sabina Military station from November 18 to 28, 2018. The aim of the exercise was to 
practice joint planning and conduct to enhance interoperability of the two armies in peace keeping and 
enforcement environment under the aegis of United Nations 
•
lndo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise: Ninth edition of lndo-Maldives joint military exercise EKUVERIN 
2018 was conducted at Maa?laafushi, Maldives between December 14-29, 2018 
•
lndo-China Joint Military Exercise: 7th Sino -India joint exercise Hand-in-Hand 2018 was held from 
December 10 to 23, at Chengdu, China 
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DEFENSE EXERCISES 
Military Exercises 
•lndo-Malaysian Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst ever joint exercise between Indian and Malaysian 
armies 'HARIMAU SHAKTI - 2018' was held from April 30 to May 13, 2018 in the forests of Sengai 
Perdik Hulu Langat, Malaysia 
•lndo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise: 'SURYA KIRAN - XIII' was conducted in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand 
from May 30 to June 12, 2018 
?It is Biannual event conducted alternatively between the two 
?Largest in terms of troop participation 
•
lndo-Thailand Joint Military Exercise: lndo-Thai Joint Military Exercise 'MAITREE' was held in Thailand 
from August 06-19, 2018. The exercise was aimed at training the troops in counter insurgency & counter 
terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate 
•Multinational Joint Military Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018: India participated for the ?rst time in 
the ?fth edition of the joint multinational military exercise SCO Peace Mission between August 24-29, 
2018. The joint exercise exhibited the combat power and dominance of the participating armies over 
extremist groups in simulated realistic situation 
•
lndo-US Joint Military Exercise: The 14th edition of lndo¬ US Joint military Exercise 'YUDHABHYAS 
2018' was conducted at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand 
•
lndo-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise: The third edition of joint military training exercise between 
Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army was held at Otar Military station, Kazakhstan. Ex KAZIND 2018 a 14 
day long joint exercise was conducted from September 10 to 23, 2018 
•
Multinational Joint Exercise of BIMSTEC Nations: Military ?eld training exercise for BIMSTEC nations, 
MILEX-2018, was conducted between September 10-16, 2018 
•
lndo-Japan Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst of its own kind, an lndo-Japan joint military exercise 
DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 was conducted at CIJWS, Vairengte from November 01 to 14, 2018. The 
primary aim was to in and equip the contingents undertake joint counter insurgency and counter 
terrorist operations in urban and semi urban terrain 
•lndo-Russia Joint Military Exercise: T enth edition of lndo-Russian joint military Exercise INDRA was 
conducted at Sabina Military station from November 18 to 28, 2018. The aim of the exercise was to 
practice joint planning and conduct to enhance interoperability of the two armies in peace keeping and 
enforcement environment under the aegis of United Nations 
•
lndo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise: Ninth edition of lndo-Maldives joint military exercise EKUVERIN 
2018 was conducted at Maa?laafushi, Maldives between December 14-29, 2018 
•
lndo-China Joint Military Exercise: 7th Sino -India joint exercise Hand-in-Hand 2018 was held from 
December 10 to 23, at Chengdu, China 
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•Miscellaneous Events 
?Army's Kashmir Super-30 (Medical) Initiative: On June 12, 2018; a prestigious centre for Kashmir 
Super 30 (medical) project was inaugurated by the Chinar Corps commander, Srinagar. The project 
has been conceptualised by the Army which is a residential programme providing coaching and 
guidance to children for medical coaching and guidance to children for medical entrance exam for 
12 months 
?Samba Super 40: Samba Super 40 Project under the aegis of Gurj Div was initiated to provide 
quality training to young NOA/CDS aspirants of Samba area as per UPSC curriculum. The project 
involved identi?cation, screening and selection of potential candidates 
Air Force Exercises 
•Ex Gagan Shakti:IAF conducted PAN India Exercise Gaganshakti 2018 between April 08-22, 2018. The 
aim of the exercise was real time coordination and employment of air power in a short and intense battle 
scenario. A major highlight of the exercise was a very high availability and reliability of all combat assets 
including aircraft, missile systems and radars. High tempo operations also enabled the IAF to ascertain 
sustainability of the logistics chain 
?IAF was able to achieve 80% serviceability of aircraft while radars and surface to air guided 
weapons maintained a serviceability of 97% 
•
Ex Pitch Black-2018(OUT EX): Ex Pitch Black (Ex PB) is a biennial exercise conducted by Royal 
Australian Air Force. Ex PB-18 was the inaugural exercise for IAF conducted from Jul 19 to August 18, 
2018, at Darwin, Australia 
?It began in 1990 between Australia and Singapore, but India became part of it in 2018 for the ?rst 
time 
•
Ex Aviaindra-2018: Air Force exercise between India and Russian Federation which was ?rst conducted 
in 2014 and has been planned as a bi-annual exercise 
S. No. Country Exercise
1 Australia AUSTRA HIND
2 Indonesia GARUD SHAKTI
3 France SHAKTI
4 Kazakhstan PRABAL DOSTYK
5 Kyrgyzstan KHANJAR
6 Myanmar IMBEX
7 Seychelles LAMITIYE
8 Mongolia NOMADIC ELEPHANT
9 UK AJEYA WARRIOR
10 Thailand COBRA GOLD
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
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DEFENSE EXERCISES 
Military Exercises 
•lndo-Malaysian Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst ever joint exercise between Indian and Malaysian 
armies 'HARIMAU SHAKTI - 2018' was held from April 30 to May 13, 2018 in the forests of Sengai 
Perdik Hulu Langat, Malaysia 
•lndo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise: 'SURYA KIRAN - XIII' was conducted in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand 
from May 30 to June 12, 2018 
?It is Biannual event conducted alternatively between the two 
?Largest in terms of troop participation 
•
lndo-Thailand Joint Military Exercise: lndo-Thai Joint Military Exercise 'MAITREE' was held in Thailand 
from August 06-19, 2018. The exercise was aimed at training the troops in counter insurgency & counter 
terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate 
•Multinational Joint Military Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018: India participated for the ?rst time in 
the ?fth edition of the joint multinational military exercise SCO Peace Mission between August 24-29, 
2018. The joint exercise exhibited the combat power and dominance of the participating armies over 
extremist groups in simulated realistic situation 
•
lndo-US Joint Military Exercise: The 14th edition of lndo¬ US Joint military Exercise 'YUDHABHYAS 
2018' was conducted at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand 
•
lndo-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise: The third edition of joint military training exercise between 
Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army was held at Otar Military station, Kazakhstan. Ex KAZIND 2018 a 14 
day long joint exercise was conducted from September 10 to 23, 2018 
•
Multinational Joint Exercise of BIMSTEC Nations: Military ?eld training exercise for BIMSTEC nations, 
MILEX-2018, was conducted between September 10-16, 2018 
•
lndo-Japan Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst of its own kind, an lndo-Japan joint military exercise 
DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 was conducted at CIJWS, Vairengte from November 01 to 14, 2018. The 
primary aim was to in and equip the contingents undertake joint counter insurgency and counter 
terrorist operations in urban and semi urban terrain 
•lndo-Russia Joint Military Exercise: T enth edition of lndo-Russian joint military Exercise INDRA was 
conducted at Sabina Military station from November 18 to 28, 2018. The aim of the exercise was to 
practice joint planning and conduct to enhance interoperability of the two armies in peace keeping and 
enforcement environment under the aegis of United Nations 
•
lndo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise: Ninth edition of lndo-Maldives joint military exercise EKUVERIN 
2018 was conducted at Maa?laafushi, Maldives between December 14-29, 2018 
•
lndo-China Joint Military Exercise: 7th Sino -India joint exercise Hand-in-Hand 2018 was held from 
December 10 to 23, at Chengdu, China 
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•Miscellaneous Events 
?Army's Kashmir Super-30 (Medical) Initiative: On June 12, 2018; a prestigious centre for Kashmir 
Super 30 (medical) project was inaugurated by the Chinar Corps commander, Srinagar. The project 
has been conceptualised by the Army which is a residential programme providing coaching and 
guidance to children for medical coaching and guidance to children for medical entrance exam for 
12 months 
?Samba Super 40: Samba Super 40 Project under the aegis of Gurj Div was initiated to provide 
quality training to young NOA/CDS aspirants of Samba area as per UPSC curriculum. The project 
involved identi?cation, screening and selection of potential candidates 
Air Force Exercises 
•Ex Gagan Shakti:IAF conducted PAN India Exercise Gaganshakti 2018 between April 08-22, 2018. The 
aim of the exercise was real time coordination and employment of air power in a short and intense battle 
scenario. A major highlight of the exercise was a very high availability and reliability of all combat assets 
including aircraft, missile systems and radars. High tempo operations also enabled the IAF to ascertain 
sustainability of the logistics chain 
?IAF was able to achieve 80% serviceability of aircraft while radars and surface to air guided 
weapons maintained a serviceability of 97% 
•
Ex Pitch Black-2018(OUT EX): Ex Pitch Black (Ex PB) is a biennial exercise conducted by Royal 
Australian Air Force. Ex PB-18 was the inaugural exercise for IAF conducted from Jul 19 to August 18, 
2018, at Darwin, Australia 
?It began in 1990 between Australia and Singapore, but India became part of it in 2018 for the ?rst 
time 
•
Ex Aviaindra-2018: Air Force exercise between India and Russian Federation which was ?rst conducted 
in 2014 and has been planned as a bi-annual exercise 
S. No. Country Exercise
1 Australia AUSTRA HIND
2 Indonesia GARUD SHAKTI
3 France SHAKTI
4 Kazakhstan PRABAL DOSTYK
5 Kyrgyzstan KHANJAR
6 Myanmar IMBEX
7 Seychelles LAMITIYE
8 Mongolia NOMADIC ELEPHANT
9 UK AJEYA WARRIOR
10 Thailand COBRA GOLD
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•Ex Cope India-18:  United States Air Force and Indian Air Force participated in an exercise, ‘Cope India’ . 
Observers from Japan Air Self Defence Force also participated in the exercise. 
•
Vijay Prahar 
?Conducted by South Western Command of Indian Army to ?ne tune jointmanship with the Indian 
Air Force 
•Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) is in India for a bilateral air exercise SHINYUU Maitri-18 with 
Indian Air Force from 03-07 Dec 18 at A F Station Agra. The theme of the exercise is joint Mobility/
Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft 
Naval 
•
Milan 
?Multilateral naval exercise hosted by Indian Navy under aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command 
?Biennial event, ?rst held in 1995 
?16 nations participated in 2018  
•Chakravat 
?Multi-agency humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise conducted by Indian 
Navy 
•
Paschim Lehar 
?Tri-service Maritime Exercise  
?Western Naval Command, Eastern Naval Command, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast 
Guard also participate to build inter-operability 
•Sagar Kavach 
?Comprehensive coast security exercise involving all the land and sea-related stakeholder agencies ? ? Sr. No. Country Exercise
1 Bangladesh TABLE TOP EX
2 Israel BLUE FLAG
3 Oman EASTERN BRIDGE-IV
4 Thailand SIAM BHARAT
5 UAE DESERT EAGLE
6 USA RED FLAG 16-1
7 Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and UAE SAMVEDNA
8 UK INDRADHANUSH
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
!
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DEFENSE EXERCISES 
Military Exercises 
•lndo-Malaysian Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst ever joint exercise between Indian and Malaysian 
armies 'HARIMAU SHAKTI - 2018' was held from April 30 to May 13, 2018 in the forests of Sengai 
Perdik Hulu Langat, Malaysia 
•lndo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise: 'SURYA KIRAN - XIII' was conducted in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand 
from May 30 to June 12, 2018 
?It is Biannual event conducted alternatively between the two 
?Largest in terms of troop participation 
•
lndo-Thailand Joint Military Exercise: lndo-Thai Joint Military Exercise 'MAITREE' was held in Thailand 
from August 06-19, 2018. The exercise was aimed at training the troops in counter insurgency & counter 
terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate 
•Multinational Joint Military Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018: India participated for the ?rst time in 
the ?fth edition of the joint multinational military exercise SCO Peace Mission between August 24-29, 
2018. The joint exercise exhibited the combat power and dominance of the participating armies over 
extremist groups in simulated realistic situation 
•
lndo-US Joint Military Exercise: The 14th edition of lndo¬ US Joint military Exercise 'YUDHABHYAS 
2018' was conducted at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand 
•
lndo-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise: The third edition of joint military training exercise between 
Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army was held at Otar Military station, Kazakhstan. Ex KAZIND 2018 a 14 
day long joint exercise was conducted from September 10 to 23, 2018 
•
Multinational Joint Exercise of BIMSTEC Nations: Military ?eld training exercise for BIMSTEC nations, 
MILEX-2018, was conducted between September 10-16, 2018 
•
lndo-Japan Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst of its own kind, an lndo-Japan joint military exercise 
DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 was conducted at CIJWS, Vairengte from November 01 to 14, 2018. The 
primary aim was to in and equip the contingents undertake joint counter insurgency and counter 
terrorist operations in urban and semi urban terrain 
•lndo-Russia Joint Military Exercise: T enth edition of lndo-Russian joint military Exercise INDRA was 
conducted at Sabina Military station from November 18 to 28, 2018. The aim of the exercise was to 
practice joint planning and conduct to enhance interoperability of the two armies in peace keeping and 
enforcement environment under the aegis of United Nations 
•
lndo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise: Ninth edition of lndo-Maldives joint military exercise EKUVERIN 
2018 was conducted at Maa?laafushi, Maldives between December 14-29, 2018 
•
lndo-China Joint Military Exercise: 7th Sino -India joint exercise Hand-in-Hand 2018 was held from 
December 10 to 23, at Chengdu, China 
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•Miscellaneous Events 
?Army's Kashmir Super-30 (Medical) Initiative: On June 12, 2018; a prestigious centre for Kashmir 
Super 30 (medical) project was inaugurated by the Chinar Corps commander, Srinagar. The project 
has been conceptualised by the Army which is a residential programme providing coaching and 
guidance to children for medical coaching and guidance to children for medical entrance exam for 
12 months 
?Samba Super 40: Samba Super 40 Project under the aegis of Gurj Div was initiated to provide 
quality training to young NOA/CDS aspirants of Samba area as per UPSC curriculum. The project 
involved identi?cation, screening and selection of potential candidates 
Air Force Exercises 
•Ex Gagan Shakti:IAF conducted PAN India Exercise Gaganshakti 2018 between April 08-22, 2018. The 
aim of the exercise was real time coordination and employment of air power in a short and intense battle 
scenario. A major highlight of the exercise was a very high availability and reliability of all combat assets 
including aircraft, missile systems and radars. High tempo operations also enabled the IAF to ascertain 
sustainability of the logistics chain 
?IAF was able to achieve 80% serviceability of aircraft while radars and surface to air guided 
weapons maintained a serviceability of 97% 
•
Ex Pitch Black-2018(OUT EX): Ex Pitch Black (Ex PB) is a biennial exercise conducted by Royal 
Australian Air Force. Ex PB-18 was the inaugural exercise for IAF conducted from Jul 19 to August 18, 
2018, at Darwin, Australia 
?It began in 1990 between Australia and Singapore, but India became part of it in 2018 for the ?rst 
time 
•
Ex Aviaindra-2018: Air Force exercise between India and Russian Federation which was ?rst conducted 
in 2014 and has been planned as a bi-annual exercise 
S. No. Country Exercise
1 Australia AUSTRA HIND
2 Indonesia GARUD SHAKTI
3 France SHAKTI
4 Kazakhstan PRABAL DOSTYK
5 Kyrgyzstan KHANJAR
6 Myanmar IMBEX
7 Seychelles LAMITIYE
8 Mongolia NOMADIC ELEPHANT
9 UK AJEYA WARRIOR
10 Thailand COBRA GOLD
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•Ex Cope India-18:  United States Air Force and Indian Air Force participated in an exercise, ‘Cope India’ . 
Observers from Japan Air Self Defence Force also participated in the exercise. 
•
Vijay Prahar 
?Conducted by South Western Command of Indian Army to ?ne tune jointmanship with the Indian 
Air Force 
•Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) is in India for a bilateral air exercise SHINYUU Maitri-18 with 
Indian Air Force from 03-07 Dec 18 at A F Station Agra. The theme of the exercise is joint Mobility/
Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft 
Naval 
•
Milan 
?Multilateral naval exercise hosted by Indian Navy under aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command 
?Biennial event, ?rst held in 1995 
?16 nations participated in 2018  
•Chakravat 
?Multi-agency humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise conducted by Indian 
Navy 
•
Paschim Lehar 
?Tri-service Maritime Exercise  
?Western Naval Command, Eastern Naval Command, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast 
Guard also participate to build inter-operability 
•Sagar Kavach 
?Comprehensive coast security exercise involving all the land and sea-related stakeholder agencies ? ? Sr. No. Country Exercise
1 Bangladesh TABLE TOP EX
2 Israel BLUE FLAG
3 Oman EASTERN BRIDGE-IV
4 Thailand SIAM BHARAT
5 UAE DESERT EAGLE
6 USA RED FLAG 16-1
7 Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and UAE SAMVEDNA
8 UK INDRADHANUSH
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•RIMPAC 
?Rim of the Paci?c Exercise is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise 
?It is held biennially and is hosted and administered by the US Navy’s Paci?c Fleet  
•Sahyog HOP TAC 
?First joint exercise of Coast Guards of India and Vietnam 
Other Exercises 
•
Vostok 
?Large-scale Russian military exercise held throughout Siberia and the country’s Far East  
?The exercise involved units from the Army, Air Force and Navy 
?China, Mongolia as well as NATO member Turkey, were invited to the exercise  
•Druzba  
?Bilateral military exercise between Pakistan and Russian special forces  
•
Gulf Shield — 1 
?Military exercise of 23 countries including Gulf Cooperation Council member states  
?Organised by Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia  
?Involved personnel from the land, sea and air forces of 24 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the U.S., 
the U.K., Pakistan, Sudan, Egypt and Malaysia 
•
Rapid Trident 
S.No. Country Exercise
1 Australia
AUSINDEX 
KAKADU
2 France VARUNA
3 Oman NASEEM-AL-BAHR
4 Indonesia
KOMODO 
SAMUDRA SHAKTI 
IND-INDO CORPAT
5 UK KONKAN
6 Japan JIMEX
7 Singapore SIMBEX
8 Coast Guard SEAVIGIL
9 Sri Lanka SLINEX
10 US, Japan MALABAR
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DEFENSE EXERCISES 
Military Exercises 
•lndo-Malaysian Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst ever joint exercise between Indian and Malaysian 
armies 'HARIMAU SHAKTI - 2018' was held from April 30 to May 13, 2018 in the forests of Sengai 
Perdik Hulu Langat, Malaysia 
•lndo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise: 'SURYA KIRAN - XIII' was conducted in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand 
from May 30 to June 12, 2018 
?It is Biannual event conducted alternatively between the two 
?Largest in terms of troop participation 
•
lndo-Thailand Joint Military Exercise: lndo-Thai Joint Military Exercise 'MAITREE' was held in Thailand 
from August 06-19, 2018. The exercise was aimed at training the troops in counter insurgency & counter 
terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate 
•Multinational Joint Military Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018: India participated for the ?rst time in 
the ?fth edition of the joint multinational military exercise SCO Peace Mission between August 24-29, 
2018. The joint exercise exhibited the combat power and dominance of the participating armies over 
extremist groups in simulated realistic situation 
•
lndo-US Joint Military Exercise: The 14th edition of lndo¬ US Joint military Exercise 'YUDHABHYAS 
2018' was conducted at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand 
•
lndo-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise: The third edition of joint military training exercise between 
Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army was held at Otar Military station, Kazakhstan. Ex KAZIND 2018 a 14 
day long joint exercise was conducted from September 10 to 23, 2018 
•
Multinational Joint Exercise of BIMSTEC Nations: Military ?eld training exercise for BIMSTEC nations, 
MILEX-2018, was conducted between September 10-16, 2018 
•
lndo-Japan Joint Military Exercise: The ?rst of its own kind, an lndo-Japan joint military exercise 
DHARMA GUARDIAN 2018 was conducted at CIJWS, Vairengte from November 01 to 14, 2018. The 
primary aim was to in and equip the contingents undertake joint counter insurgency and counter 
terrorist operations in urban and semi urban terrain 
•lndo-Russia Joint Military Exercise: T enth edition of lndo-Russian joint military Exercise INDRA was 
conducted at Sabina Military station from November 18 to 28, 2018. The aim of the exercise was to 
practice joint planning and conduct to enhance interoperability of the two armies in peace keeping and 
enforcement environment under the aegis of United Nations 
•
lndo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise: Ninth edition of lndo-Maldives joint military exercise EKUVERIN 
2018 was conducted at Maa?laafushi, Maldives between December 14-29, 2018 
•
lndo-China Joint Military Exercise: 7th Sino -India joint exercise Hand-in-Hand 2018 was held from 
December 10 to 23, at Chengdu, China 
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•Miscellaneous Events 
?Army's Kashmir Super-30 (Medical) Initiative: On June 12, 2018; a prestigious centre for Kashmir 
Super 30 (medical) project was inaugurated by the Chinar Corps commander, Srinagar. The project 
has been conceptualised by the Army which is a residential programme providing coaching and 
guidance to children for medical coaching and guidance to children for medical entrance exam for 
12 months 
?Samba Super 40: Samba Super 40 Project under the aegis of Gurj Div was initiated to provide 
quality training to young NOA/CDS aspirants of Samba area as per UPSC curriculum. The project 
involved identi?cation, screening and selection of potential candidates 
Air Force Exercises 
•Ex Gagan Shakti:IAF conducted PAN India Exercise Gaganshakti 2018 between April 08-22, 2018. The 
aim of the exercise was real time coordination and employment of air power in a short and intense battle 
scenario. A major highlight of the exercise was a very high availability and reliability of all combat assets 
including aircraft, missile systems and radars. High tempo operations also enabled the IAF to ascertain 
sustainability of the logistics chain 
?IAF was able to achieve 80% serviceability of aircraft while radars and surface to air guided 
weapons maintained a serviceability of 97% 
•
Ex Pitch Black-2018(OUT EX): Ex Pitch Black (Ex PB) is a biennial exercise conducted by Royal 
Australian Air Force. Ex PB-18 was the inaugural exercise for IAF conducted from Jul 19 to August 18, 
2018, at Darwin, Australia 
?It began in 1990 between Australia and Singapore, but India became part of it in 2018 for the ?rst 
time 
•
Ex Aviaindra-2018: Air Force exercise between India and Russian Federation which was ?rst conducted 
in 2014 and has been planned as a bi-annual exercise 
S. No. Country Exercise
1 Australia AUSTRA HIND
2 Indonesia GARUD SHAKTI
3 France SHAKTI
4 Kazakhstan PRABAL DOSTYK
5 Kyrgyzstan KHANJAR
6 Myanmar IMBEX
7 Seychelles LAMITIYE
8 Mongolia NOMADIC ELEPHANT
9 UK AJEYA WARRIOR
10 Thailand COBRA GOLD
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•Ex Cope India-18:  United States Air Force and Indian Air Force participated in an exercise, ‘Cope India’ . 
Observers from Japan Air Self Defence Force also participated in the exercise. 
•
Vijay Prahar 
?Conducted by South Western Command of Indian Army to ?ne tune jointmanship with the Indian 
Air Force 
•Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) is in India for a bilateral air exercise SHINYUU Maitri-18 with 
Indian Air Force from 03-07 Dec 18 at A F Station Agra. The theme of the exercise is joint Mobility/
Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft 
Naval 
•
Milan 
?Multilateral naval exercise hosted by Indian Navy under aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command 
?Biennial event, ?rst held in 1995 
?16 nations participated in 2018  
•Chakravat 
?Multi-agency humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise conducted by Indian 
Navy 
•
Paschim Lehar 
?Tri-service Maritime Exercise  
?Western Naval Command, Eastern Naval Command, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast 
Guard also participate to build inter-operability 
•Sagar Kavach 
?Comprehensive coast security exercise involving all the land and sea-related stakeholder agencies ? ? Sr. No. Country Exercise
1 Bangladesh TABLE TOP EX
2 Israel BLUE FLAG
3 Oman EASTERN BRIDGE-IV
4 Thailand SIAM BHARAT
5 UAE DESERT EAGLE
6 USA RED FLAG 16-1
7 Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and UAE SAMVEDNA
8 UK INDRADHANUSH
www.YouTube.com/SleepyClasses 
www.SleepyClasses.com 
! 
•RIMPAC 
?Rim of the Paci?c Exercise is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise 
?It is held biennially and is hosted and administered by the US Navy’s Paci?c Fleet  
•Sahyog HOP TAC 
?First joint exercise of Coast Guards of India and Vietnam 
Other Exercises 
•
Vostok 
?Large-scale Russian military exercise held throughout Siberia and the country’s Far East  
?The exercise involved units from the Army, Air Force and Navy 
?China, Mongolia as well as NATO member Turkey, were invited to the exercise  
•Druzba  
?Bilateral military exercise between Pakistan and Russian special forces  
•
Gulf Shield — 1 
?Military exercise of 23 countries including Gulf Cooperation Council member states  
?Organised by Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia  
?Involved personnel from the land, sea and air forces of 24 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the U.S., 
the U.K., Pakistan, Sudan, Egypt and Malaysia 
•
Rapid Trident 
S.No. Country Exercise
1 Australia
AUSINDEX 
KAKADU
2 France VARUNA
3 Oman NASEEM-AL-BAHR
4 Indonesia
KOMODO 
SAMUDRA SHAKTI 
IND-INDO CORPAT
5 UK KONKAN
6 Japan JIMEX
7 Singapore SIMBEX
8 Coast Guard SEAVIGIL
9 Sri Lanka SLINEX
10 US, Japan MALABAR
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