Current Affairs - Military Exercise & Operations

Exercise ‘Dosti’

The 15th edition of the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka biennial Trilateral Exercise ‘Dosti’ was conducted in the Maldives from 20-24 November 2021.

  • The Exercise is conducted biennially among the Coast Guards of the 3 countries.

Offshore Security Exercise - 'Prasthan'

On 16th November 2021, the Western Naval Command of Indian Navy conducted a security exercise, called "Prasthan", in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off the coast of Mumbai.

  • The exercise, conducted by the Headquarters Western Naval Command, is held every six months.


The 3rd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral two day (15-16 November, 2021) Maritime Exercise SITMEX - 21 was held in Andaman Sea. Indian Naval Ship INS Karmuk took part in the exercise.

Indo-Thai CORPAT 2021

The 32nd edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy was conducted from 12 – 14 November 2021.

Indo-French “EX SHAKTI 2021”

The 6th edition of Indo-France Joint Military Exercise- EX SHAKTI 2021 will be conducted from 15 to 26 November 2021 in Frejus, France.

  • From Indian Army, a platoon of Gorkha Rifles Infantry Battalion will participate in this bilateral exercise.

Konkan Shakti 2021

Konkan Shakti 2021 is the first ever tri-services joint exercise between India and the UK.

  • It is being conducted off the west coast of India from 21-27 October 2021.

Flight Test of High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) - ‘ABHYAS’

On 22nd October 2021, ABHYAS - the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha.

17th Edition “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021”

As part of the ongoing Indo-US Defence Cooperation, the Joint Military Training Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (USA) from 15 to 29 October 2021.

Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’

Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy will carry out the third edition of bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ from 20 Sep to 22 Sep 21.

  • In pursuance of India’s Act East Policy, Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ was conceived in 2018 as a bilateral IN-IDN exercise.
  • Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt are participating in this exercise near Sunda Strait.

15th Edition of Indo-Nepal Joint Exercise ‘Surya Kiran’

The 15th edition of Indo-Nepal Joint Military Training, Exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ between Indian Army and Nepali Army will be carried out from 20 September 2021 at Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand).

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