Important Defence Military Exercises 2023

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The Defence Military Exercises are essential for exams like SSC, Banking, Defence, UPSC, etc. In this article, we will study the different types of defence-related exercises - Defence Military Exercises held in 2023.

Aim of Defence Exercises:

  • The Defence Exercise plays an important role, such as -

  • The joint military exercises help to build the strategic relationship between the nations.

  • It also promotes maritime security cooperation.

  • These exercises also help to improve the operational tactics.

  • It also develops the economic-diplomatic cooperation between the nations.

Indian Military Exercises:

It can be divided into three categories:

Domestic Exercise:

  • These exercises include G-iv Vijay (Army), Paschim Lehar (Navy), Vayu Shakti (Air Force), - Vijay Prahar (Army)

Bilateral Exercise:

  • These exercises include Sampriti (India & Bangladesh), Mitra Shakti (India & Sri Lanka), Maitree Exercise (India & Thailand), and many more.

Multilateral Exercise:

  • These kind of exercises include RIMPAC (participated by 26 nations), MALABAR (participated by 4 nations), COBRA-GOLD (Asia-Pacific countries), and many more.

Latest Important Military Exercises 2023

  • The table is given below, which mentions all the details of the latest important Military Exercises 2023.

Name of Exercises

Participating nations

Location (in 2023)


  • It is the biggest-ever biennial exercise of the Indian Navy.

  • Participants: Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, - the Coast Guard

Indian Ocean

Bold Kurukshetra

India - Singapore Army

Jodhpur Military Station

La Perouse – 2023

Royal Australian Navy, French Navy, Indian Navy, Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, Royal Navy - the United States Navy

Indian Ocean Region

Sea Dragon 23

India, USA, Japan, Canada, - South Korea

Guam, USA

Guam, USA

India - the United Kingdom

Konkan Coast, India


India - Sri Lanka


Balikatan -23

USA - Philippines

Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City

ASEAN-India Maritime Exercise 2023

India - ASEAN countries

South China Sea

35th Edition of CORPAT - 2023

Indo-Thai Naval Exercise

Andaman Sea

4th Edition of Samudra Shakti – 2023

India-Indonesia Bilateral exercise

South China Sea

COPE - 23

India - USA

Kalaikunda, Panagarh, - Agra – India

Ajeya Warriors – 23

India - United Kingdom

Salisbury Plains, England

21st edition of VARUNA – 2023

Indian - French Navies

Arabian Sea


  • 34 nations participated in this exercise.

  • Indian Navy also participated with its INS Sumedha.

Port Alexandria, Egypt

Trishul -23

It is an annual mega-training exercise of the Indian Air Force.

It was organized by the Western Air Command

Leh in Kashmir to Nal in Rajasthan

Tarang Shakti -24

This exercise will be hosted by the Indian Air Force (IAF),


Talisman Sabre 2023

Australia - the United State

HMAS Canberra

Security Bond-2023

China, Russia, - Iran

Gulf of Oman

Nomadic Elephant – 2023 (15th edition)

India - Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

SALVEX-2023 (Seventh edition)

Indian Navy - US Navy


JIMEX 23 (seventh edition)

Japan-India Maritime Exercise


Khaan Quest 2023

20 countries participated, including the Indian Army


Ekuverin 2023 (12th Edition)


Chaubatia, Uttarakhand

Air Defender 2023



Important Military Exercises 2022

Name of Exercises

Participating nations

Location (in 2022)

Vostok 2022

India - Russia

Eastern Military District, Russia

Gagan Strike

Indian Army & India Air Force (Domestic Exercise)


JIMEX 2022

India- Japan

Bay of Bengal


Coast Guard of India & United States

The coast of Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Parvat Prahar

Conducted by the Indian Army's One Strike Corps



Vietnam - India


Yudh Abhyas 2022

India - the USA

Uttarakhand’s Auli

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022

26 Countries including India

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii (United States military base)

Pitch Black 2022

India - Australia

Australia’s Darwin

Vajra Prahar 2022

India - USA

Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh


India - Indonesia

The Andaman Sea - Malacca Strait

Khaan Quest 2022 (multinational exercise)

Mongolia - India



India -Bangladesh

Jashore Military Station, Bangladesh

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Exercise

Between Allies - Partners of the United States (US) - NATO

Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, the Baltics, - the Balkans

Bongosagar 2022 (Naval Exercise)

India - Bangladesh

Port Mongla, Bangladesh

Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)

India - Bangladesh

Northern Bay of Bengal, Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy (IN-BN)

LAMITIYE 2022 (Joint Training Exercise)

India - Seychelles

Seychelles Defense Academy

VARUNA 2022 (Naval Exercise)

India - France

Arabian Sea

Exercise Khanjar 2022

India - Kyrgyzstan

Special Forces Training School, Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh

Dharma Guardian 2022

India - Japan

Foreign Training Node, Belagavi (Belgaum, Karnataka)