Sea Dragon 22 exercise

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Sea Dragon 22 exercise

  • A multi-lateral anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The exercise began on January 5 along with the navies of India, Australia, Canada, Japan and South Korea.
  • India, Japan, Australia and America are also part of the Quad, and also participate in the Malabar exercise.

About the exercise:

  • Sea Dragon is a US-led multi-national exercise designed to practice and discuss Anti-submarine warfare tactics to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • It is an annual exercise.
  • It is significant in terms of strained relations that some countries have with China and the growing forays of the PLA-Navy into the Indian ocean region.
  • The Indian Navy has recently inducted two more Poseidon 8I maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, which would further boost its ability to keep an eye over the Chinese ships and submarines in the region.

Indian Army Joint Exercises

  • Hand-in-Hand. – India and China
  • Exercise Shakti - India and France armies
  • Exercise Nomadic Elephant-India and Mongolian
  • Exercise Yuddh Abhyas- Indian and United States Armies since 2005.
  • Surya Kiran - India and Nepal
  • LAMITYE- India and Seychelles
  • Prabal Dostyk – India and Kazhakhstan
  • Al-Nagah- Indian and Oman
  • Ajeya Warrior - India and UK
  • SAMPRITI- India-Bangladesh
  • AUSTRA HIND- Australia and India
  • Khanjar- India and Kyrgyzstan
  • Mitra Shakti-India & Sri Lanka
  • Maitree Exercise - India & Thailand
  • Vajra Prahar-India & US
  • Yudh Abhyas -India & US
  • Garuda Shakti- India & Indonesia
  • Shakti Exercise - India & France
  • Dharma Guardian - India & Japan
  • Ex Ekuverin- India and Maldives
  • VINBAX-2018 – India and Vietnam
  • Ex HARIMAU SHAKTI- India and Malaysia
  • Ex Vajra Prahar- India and US
  • IMBEX-2017- India-Myanmar
  • BOLD KURUKSHETRA- India- Singapore

Indian Air Force Joint Exercises

  • “Indradhanush” or “Rainbow” - India-UK air exercises
  • Garuda- India-France Air Exercise
  • Avia Indra - India-Russia maiden aerial exercise.
  • Exercise Red Flag - India and the U.S.
  • Siam Bharat - Indian Air Force and Royal Thailand Air Force
  • Desert Eagle - India and UAE
  • Eastern Bridge - India-Oman bilateral air exercise

Indian Navy Joint Exercises

  • Varuna - France and India.
  • SLINEX- Sri Lanka and India
  • INDRA - bi-annual military exercise conducted by India and Russia
  • Exercise Malabar - United States, Japan and India.
  • Simbex - India and Singapore
  • IBSAMAR – India, Brazil and South Africa
  • KONKAN - Indian Navy and Royal Navy of Britain
  • AUSINDEX-Indian and Australian Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise
  • Sahyog-Kaijin -Joint exercise of Coast Guards of India and Japan
  • Naseem Al Bahr - India and Oman
  • IMCOR- India- Myanmar
  • Sahyog HOP TAC- India-Vietnam
  • INDO CORPAT – India and Indonesia

Multilateral Exercises

  • RIMPAC - 26 countries
  • COBRA-GOLD of Asia – Pacific nations
  • Samvedna - South Asian Region Nations
  • MILEX-18- Between BIMSTEC countries

Domestic exercises

  • Vayu Shakti 2019