🇮🇳Indian Military Exercises🇮🇳
|Indian Military Exercises|
The Indian military exercises can be segregated into 3 categories:
- 🔸Domestic exercise
- 🔸Bilateral exercise
- 🔸Multilateral exercise
This exercise aims to improve internal engagements and there can be inter-services or intra-services depending on nature and its application.
List of military domestic exercises:
These exercises are conducted between two countries.
The following table provides you with a list of important Indian bilateral army exercises.
Exercise Name➖Participant Nations
➖Sampriti➖India & Bangladesh
➖Mitra Shakti➖India & Sri Lanka
➖Maitree Exercise➖India & Thailand
➖Vajra Prahar➖India & US
➖Yudh Abhyas➖India & US
➖Nomadic Elephant➖India & Mongolia
➖Garuda Shakti➖India & Indonesia
➖Shakti Exercise➖India & France
➖Dharma Guardian➖India & Japan
➖Surya Kiran➖India & Nepal
➖Hand in Hand Exercise➖India & China
These exercises are conducted by the military including more than one partner nations.
List of major multilateral exercises conducted by the military are given below:
Multilateral exercise➖No of Participating countries
➖COBRA-GOLD➖Asia – Pacific countries
➖Samvedna➖South Asian Region Nations
🔷Few important and interesting facts about the Indian Army:
➖Indian Army is the world’s largest ground force, overtaking China
➖There are approximately 1.4 million personnel in the Indian Army
➖The largest standing volunteer army in the world is Indian Army with 1,129,900 Active personnel and 960,000 Reserves
➖There are recruiting zones in the country for the purpose of recruitment in the Indian Army
➖The headquarters of Indian Army is in New Delhi
➖The first headquarters of Indian Army – Red Fort, Delhi
➖Today – Portions of South Block along with a gigantic, architecturally modern Sena Bhavan adjacent.
➖In India, command headquarters is known as Field Army with a General Officer Commanding-in-Chief presiding over matters in the rank of a (three-star) Lieutenant General.
➖The head of the Indian Army staff is called the Chief of Army Staff (COAS.)
➖The current Army Chief is General Manoj Mukund Naravane
➖Earlier, General Bipin Rawat was the Indian Army Chief
➖Indian Army also has Vice Chief and two Deputy Chiefs of Army Staff
➖In the Indian Army, corps are the field force. They are of two types – Holding Corps and Strike Corps.