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Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Postby rkhanna » 20 Jul 2018 10:50

SSridhar wrote:Indian team reaches Moscow for International Army Games - The Hindu
An Indian Army team has reached Moscow to participate in the International Army games scheduled from July 28 to August 11. The Army games are organised annually by Russia and this year 28 competitions will be held in seven countries. India is participating in two competitions including the Tank Biathlon and Elbrus Ring, an Army source said.


If i am not wrong. the Tank Biathlon is a PART of Elbrus Ring. India is only taking part in 3 of the 26 odd competitions listed.

- Tank Biathlon
- Sniper Competition
- Diving Competition


There are many other interesting ones. Drone, Sea Assault, Etc
http://armygames2017.mil.ru/results_of_contests_en

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Postby Rakesh » 24 Jul 2018 23:16

Notice the orange flight suits. Easier to spot, if they have to eject over the sea.

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1021678295102808064 ---> Indian Air Force, Air Superiority Fighters SU-30MKI landed at Darwin, Australia, today at 1200 hrs Darwin local time. This is the first time the IAF is participating in this exercise with fighters & C-130 aircraft.

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Postby Rakesh » 24 Jul 2018 23:25

IAF C-130J Super Hercules up close!!! Very nice photo!!!!

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1020503740216848386 ---> India or Abroad, the smile on the face, says it all. Air Warrior at work on C-130J, at Surabaya, Indonesia.

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Postby Rakesh » 01 Aug 2018 00:10

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 7016885248 ---> IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI at RAAF Darwin for Ex Pitch Black 18 in Australia.

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Postby Rakesh » 05 Aug 2018 02:11

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status ... 1509754880 ---> Jointmanship is the key to multilateral military exercises. Glimpse from #ExPitchBlack18 of Indian and Australian Air Force pilots and their experiences from the ongoing exercise.

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status ... 8466283520 ---> Excellent images and visuals by the Indian Air Force from Australia. IAF Su 30 MKI take to the skies over Darwin alongside 16 other international Air Forces. The Indian Air Force is participating in Pitch Black for the first time ever.

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Postby Kakarat » 19 Aug 2018 22:11

Closing Ceremony: Indo – Thailand Joint Exercise Maitree 2018 - PIB
Exercise Maitree 2018, a two week long platoon level joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army culminated on 19 August 2018. The Exercise Maitree is an annual event designed to strengthen the partnership between Royal Thai Army and Indian Army and the exercise commenced on 06 August 2018 in Thailand.

The exercise began with a cross training period involving familiarization training between two armies to evolve drills and procedures involved in counter insurgency & counter terrorist operations in urban, rural and jungle terrain under UN mandate. The initial days of field training also focused on familiarizing with each other’s modus operandi, basic maneuvers and evolving joint drills. The second phase included practicing of various drills & tactical scenarios in counter insurgency environment, execution of tactical operations like search and destroy operation, house intervention and survival techniques. The exercise culminated with a 72 hour joint exercise on planning and execution of series of tactical operations like raid, pursuit, establishing Military Check Post and cordon and search operations.

Both the armies immensely benefitted from each other’s expertise and experience in conduct of tactical level counter terrorist operations. The exercise helped in enhancing the cooperation between two armies & bonhomie between troops.

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Postby Kakarat » 19 Aug 2018 22:20

Conclusion: Exercise Pitch Black 2018, RAAF Base Darwin, Australia (24 Jul 18 – 18 Aug 18)- PIB

Ex Pitch Black a biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise was hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from 24 Jul 18 to 18 Aug 18 in Darwin, Australia. Indian Air Force had earlier participated in the exercise as observers and this was for the first time that IAF participated with air assets in the Exercise Pitch Black (PB-18). With participation of 16 nations and more than 140 aircraft, the current edition was the largest Pitch Black ever conducted by Australia. IAF contingent consisted of 145 air-warriors including IAF Commandos team, Garuds, 04 X Su-30 MKI, 01 X C-130 and 01 X C-17 for logistic support for induction and de-induction. The contingent assembled at Air Force Station Kalaikunda and departed for the exercise on 19 Jul 18 from India to Australia via Indonesia. The contingent was led by Group Captain CUV Rao.

The objectives for the exercise were to foster closer relationship between the participating friendly forces and to promote interoperability through exchange of knowledge and experience. The aim for participating crew and specialist observers was to expose them to op environment in international scenarios. The exercise comprised of 2 phases, first being the Force Integration week. During the Force Integration week, the forces flew basic missions with an aim to get to same working platform. Subsequently the missions involved larger packages & we undertook simulated air combat exercises in near realistic environment and exchanged best practices towards enhancing our operational capability.

Various day and night operations were undertaken by the IAF and for the first time. SU-30MKI carried out Air to Air Refueling with KC-30A of RAAF. The KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport is a modified Airbus A330 airliner that is used by RAAF to conduct air-to-air refueling and provide strategic airlift. Some highlights of the exercise included exchange sorties flown by IAF pilots flying in Rafale & RAAF F/A-18 (Hornets) and RAAF crew & French Crew flying in SU-30MKI. IAF C-130J crew got a unique opportunity to fly in RAAF C130J aircraft. C-130J also carried out assault landing at Dalmare, Assault Operations of dropping specialist vehicles in Op area and participation in Large Force Engagement missions, both by day and night. Certain maiden operations undertaken by the IAF during the exercise included IAF Commandos, Garuds and Para Jump Instructors jumping from C-27J Spartan in a foreign country, Container Delivery System (CDS) drop by C-130 J, Engine Running Ops (ERO) for dropping Ops Specialist Vehicles in Combat Zone. During the exercise, IAF maintenance crew ensured 100% serviceability of all the assets, thus ensuring complete participation of the forces in the exercise.

The exercise provided a unique opportunity for exchange of knowledge and experience with the participating nations in a dynamic warfare environment. The IAF contingent interacted with various countries, gained first-hand experience of training patterns, employment and operating philosophies of their combat assets.

Participation in a multinational air exercise assumes importance in view of the continued engagement of the IAF with friendly foreign countries. Over the last decade, IAF has been actively participating in operational exercises hosted by various countries, wherein collaborative engagements have been undertaken with the best air forces in the world. It was a unique, fascinating, desirable and timeless learning at the exercise for the IAF contingent.

The professionalism and work ethos of IAF Pilots, technicians, Airmen and all participating Air-Warriors earned praises from all quarters. The Operational lessons learnt by IAF during the exercise will assist IAF in adding more teeth to its overall war waging capabilities and assist us in better joint man ship with the friendly Nations. IAF has de-inducted from Darwin, Australia and has reached Malaysia on its return journey to India.



Pitch Black 2018: SONIC BOOM!

The link has good details in No.102 Trisonics participation in Pitch Black 2018 and some beautiful photos. The website is not allowing right clicks so posting only link

No.102 Trisonics Patch for Pitch Black 2018
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Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Postby SSridhar » 20 Aug 2018 20:38

India, Japan to expand defence ties, to hold first joint Army exercise this year - Rajat Pandit, ToI
India and Japan have decided to further expand their defence ties, with more bilateral combat exercises, military exchanges and top-level visits as well as collaboration in maritime security and defence production, with an eye firmly on an aggressive and expansionist China.

Towards this end, India and Japan will hold their first-ever joint Army exercise in the domain of counter-terrorism later this year, while cranking up the level of ongoing naval exercises and interactions, including those in the areas of anti-submarine warfare and mine counter-measures.

This was decided at the annual defence ministerial dialogue, with the delegations being led Nirmala Sitharaman and her Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera, in New Delhi on Monday.
While the Indian defence minister will visit Japan next year, the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) chief of staff will come here this November. The IAF chief, in turn, will visit Japan in December to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between the two air forces.

The India-Japan meeting came a day before Chinese defence minister General Wei Fenghe begins his visit here from August 21 to 24.

With China continuing to strong-arm its neighbours on territorial and maritime sovereignty claims in South and East China Seas, India and Japan discussed the current security situation in the Indo-Pacific region, which also included developments in the Korean Peninsula.

“The two ministers stressed the need to ensure peace and stability in the Indian and Pacific Oceans as part of the larger Indo-Pacific region. They also reaffirmed that they have shared interests in expanding cooperation in the maritime security domain, welcoming the fact that the JMSDF and the Indian Navy were working towards the signing of the 'Implementing Arrangement for Deeper Cooperation’ between them,” said an official.

India and Japan also decided to enhance cooperative research in defence equipment and technology, noting that they had already inked “a project arrangement” on unmanned ground vehicles and robotics.

Japan, of course, remains keen to conclude the long-pending negotiations to sell a dozen of its massive US-2i amphibious aircraft to India. But India is yet to take a final call on the feasibility of the proposed procurement project, which would cost around Rs 10,000 crore.

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Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Postby nam » 26 Aug 2018 17:17

Paks have send SSG to the SCO Excerise!

Jumping march and M4s

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Postby rkhanna » 28 Aug 2018 13:34

http://zeenews.india.com/india/sco-2018 ... 36605.html

As part of the Exercise Peace Mission of the armed forces, IL76 aircraft of the Indian Air Force took off with two squads of special forces of the Indian Army.

The exercise was part of a multi-nation counter terrorism wargame being held under the aegis of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Russia. As many as 200 soldiers from the Rajput Regiment and the Indian Air Force are participating in the exercise, which has China, Russia and Pakistan among other participants.

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Postby ArjunPandit » 28 Aug 2018 14:10

WION had a report on a volleyball match with napakis. India won it straight 3 sets. Chinis were supporting pakis and ruskis us. There was a roosi guy vehemently shouting bharat mata ki jai with our jawans. Reminded me of our own philip

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Postby ArjunPandit » 28 Aug 2018 14:16

I also observed that this is given undue importance. India and pak militaries have worked more extensively together on UNPKF operations. In fact IIRC bajwa reported to later CoAS Sh Bikram singh

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Postby nam » 28 Aug 2018 14:34

Fundamentally these are photo op exercises. Paks show off their M4s, we show off our tavors. Along with RajRif, ParaSF boys have gone as well.

The entire Pak squad is SSG and it's variation. So a H&D exercise for Paks.

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Postby rkhanna » 28 Aug 2018 16:12

nam wrote:Fundamentally these are photo op exercises. Paks show off their M4s, we show off our tavors. Along with RajRif, ParaSF boys have gone as well.

The entire Pak squad is SSG and it's variation. So a H&D exercise for Paks.



Pakistan as a policy i think only sends their SSG (i remmeber reading it on Pakdef once). Including the Cambrian Patrol.

No faith in their line infantry?

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Postby Neshant » 29 Aug 2018 05:09

They are going all out to impress China so they do not appear weak.

The logistics agreement to allow Russian naval assets access to facilities in India go a long way towards bolstering their conventional deterrence against China in the IOR should China decide to exploit their weakness.

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Russia's "Nuclear Combat" War Games Largest In Nearly 40 Years

Russia's upcoming joint military exercise with China and Mongolia, set for September 11 - 15, will be the largest Russian drill in nearly 40 years according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who said they will be larger than the Soviet military's 1981 Zapad-81 (West-81) exercises.

The exercise, Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will occur in central and eastern Russian military districts, and will involve nearly 300,000 troops, over 1,000 military aircraft, two of Russia's naval fleets, and their entire airborne forces, Shoigu said in a Tuesday statement.


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08- ... y-40-years

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Postby Khalsa » 30 Aug 2018 01:09

No the Pakis do send their regular infantry to Cambarian Patrol. They have full faith in their front line infantry and its a capable infantry.
If it wasn't it would not be holding the thinking and destiny, HOSTAGE of a country that is 7 times bigger than itself.

Their infantry has worked extensively within the UNITED Nations as well.

The fact that we are mentioning their SSG all the time ... tells us their Psy Ops are working.

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Postby Chinmay » 30 Aug 2018 08:11

Indian Flankers star in Pitch Black

Without doubt, the major highlight of the exercise was the participation of the Indian Air Force (IAF). This came in the form of four Sukhoi Su-30MKIs from No 102 Squadron ‘Trisonics’ at Air Force Station (AFS) Chabua, which was augmented with personnel from No 106 Squadron ‘Lynxes’ based out of AFS Tezpur. A sole Lockheed C-130J-30 on the strength of No 87 Squadron ‘Raiding Raptors’ also participated in the exercise, providing a special forces insertion/extraction capability for a contingent of Garud commandos. In total, the Indian detachment numbered 145 personnel.


The IAF wasted no time in cementing interoperability with the host, qualifying the Su-30s to take fuel from RAAF KC-30A tankers by day two of the exercise through a series of dry and wet refuels. It is worth nothing that although India has selected the Airbus A330 MRTT as its preferred tanker aircraft in two separate competitions over the last seven years, it has failed to ink a contract in large part due to its complicated bureaucratic processes.


according to both Anand and Sodhi, the full air-to-air capability of the N011M Bars radar was used in the exercise, this being the first time it had been done. The Flankers – like all participating fighters – utilised simulated notional weapons with laid-out ranges during engagements.

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Postby Austin » 24 Sep 2018 18:15

Pictures from Exercise Aviaindra-18 Commences at Lipetsk (Russia)

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Postby Austin » 24 Sep 2018 18:19

AviaIndra-2018 - Joint Russian-Indian aviation drills


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Postby Khalsa » 25 Sep 2018 02:33

Please tell me one of our boys flew on the fullback !!

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Postby ks_sachin » 27 Sep 2018 07:41

Khalsa wrote:Please tell me one of our boys flew on the fullback !!

Why?

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Postby Khalsa » 30 Sep 2018 04:25

ks_sachin wrote:
Khalsa wrote:Please tell me one of our boys flew on the fullback !!

Why?


Multiple (from least important to most important)

- I have always loved the fullback, the shape.
- Fullback is a continuation of development platform that was Su-27. I see the hall marks of LCA Mk2 in there.
- Used to love the role of F-111 at one given time.
- Always been fascinated by the (fake/ rumour) news of us acquiring Tu-22, wondered if full back Squadron would have been better or just as good.
- Always looked at fullback from a Naval angle.
- Looked at full back from a deep strategic asset angle.
- With the conversations of 40 more SUs, i wondered if full back would be a consideration.

- Now the most important bit, what if a Su-30 MKI pilot flew this and I am saying not one sortie but many and they observed how strike packages for full backs are put together. We (well the IAF I mean) can make so much more of well thought out decision on which aircraft fits in the 40 extra aircraft bit.

Su-30 MKI
Su-35
Su-34
something else ?

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Postby ArjunPandit » 30 Sep 2018 17:34

I dont remember philip pushing for it anytime recently.

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Postby VKumar » 30 Sep 2018 20:13

What would be the impact if we acquire one squadron each of TU 160 and TU 22m on our defence posture?

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Postby Khalsa » 01 Oct 2018 01:18

ArjunPandit wrote:I dont remember philip pushing for it anytime recently.


ha ha ha ha ha
Daemn that was good !!

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Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Postby Khalsa » 01 Oct 2018 01:21

VKumar wrote:What would be the impact if we acquire one squadron each of TU 160 and TU 22m on our defence posture?


It would drain the Naval budget bucket out of its last Rupiah/ Dollah !!

I would call against it.
With the mini-me-Brahmos fitted on the Su-30 MKI, we are better off with smaller more agile aircraft that can do the damage and defend itself.

Hell maybe a Su-34 ?
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Postby VKumar » 01 Oct 2018 22:04

The TU aircraft have much more endurance and cargo capacity. TU 160 seems suitable for the Indian Ocean management role whilst TU 22m would be the long range DPSA.
If Russia with a lower GDP can afford these, why cannot we? Maybe in a phased manner.

Need not use ballistic missiles for conventional loads.

Just thinking aloud.

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Postby SSridhar » 06 Oct 2018 07:16

India, Vietnam Coast Guards conduct joint exercise in Chennai - ToI
The Indian and Vietnamese Coast Guards kicked off joint exercise at the Chennai coast today. The exercise aims to promote interoperability between two maritime forces. Three ships a chopper are participating in the exercise from India and a ship from Vietnam. Vietnam Coast Guard ship CSB 8001 is on its maiden visit to India and arrived at Chennai port on Tuesday. A six-member delegation of the Vietnam Coast Guard also arrived in Chennai for interaction.

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Postby SSridhar » 15 Oct 2018 14:58

Special forces in India-U.S. exercise - PTI
The first India-U.S. tri-services exercise is likely to take place in 2019, and talks are on to include the special forces of the two countries in the drill, a senior U.S. defence official has said.

The three forces of each country already take part in bilateral exercises separately — their Armies participate in an annual drill called Yudh Abyaas, whose latest edition took place in September, and the Air Forces take part in a bilateral drill called Cope India.

The Navies participate in an exercise called Malabar, involving Japan.

But this will be the first time, the three services of India and the U.S. will participate in a drill together.

All services

“The first one will be in India, and it will take place in 2019. It would include all our services, plus we are kind of scoping the exercise right now to include each of the services’ special operations forces. That is very exciting. This is under discussion right now ... essentially all our services, plus potentially the special operations forces,” Brigadier-General David E. Brigham said.

An initial planning conference will be held to discuss the scale of the exercise, he said.

No date has been fixed for the joint drill yet, Mr. Brigham said.

The drill may take place sometime in late August because U.S. naval ships could be in the region around that time.

UN scenario

The drill will focus on a United Nations-based scenario and the overarching mission of humanitarian assistance, disaster relief measure, the U.S. Brigadier-General said.

He said India was the “natural humanitarian disaster relief hub” in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Indian Army has Para SF, the Navy has Marcos while the Air Force has the Garud as their respective special forces.

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Postby SSridhar » 20 Oct 2018 10:05

India, Japan, U.S. plan joint air exercise - Dinakar peri, The Hindu
India, Japan and the U.S. are set to elevate the bilateral ‘Cope India’ air exercise to a trilateral format. The three countries already conduct naval war games under the expanded Malabar naval exercise.

The U.S. had proposed a trilateral air exercise between India, Japan and the U.S. For this, the Cope India exercise will be elevated to a trilateral level in phases, two official sources independently confirmed on condition of anonymity.

The next edition is scheduled to be held in December for which the Final Planning Conference to finalise the modalities of the exercise is scheduled next week in Kalaikunda [West Bengal], a defence official said.

“To begin with, it will be a small-level exercise involving transport aircraft in the trilateral format. It will be scaled up in subsequent editions,” the defence official added.

Japan to send observers


At the annual Defence Ministerial Meeting in August between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera, it was agreed that Japan will send observers for the next round of Cope India exercises between India and U.S. to be hosted by the Indian Air Force.

The level of interoperability in the exercises, both bilateral and trilateral, is expected to go up with India recently signing the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement with the U.S..


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Postby Kakarat » 11 Nov 2018 15:45

https://twitter.com/mindefsg/status/1061136538514350081

Hunting submarines, countering air threats and targeting enemy warships – some of the serials that the RSN and the Indian Navy will be conducting at this year’s Singapore-India maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX).


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Postby SSridhar » 12 Nov 2018 15:18

India, Singapore begin sea drills - The Hindu
The 25th edition of the India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise, SIMBEX, has begun at the tri-services command in Port Blair.

The exercise, which kicked off on Saturday off the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, will conclude on November 21.


Launched in 1994


“Started as basic Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercises in 1994, today these exercises have graduated to complex maritime combat drills, including missile and torpedo firings, and shore-based intensive professional exchanges,” the Navy said in a statement.

Seven ships from the Indian Navy and five ships from the Singapore Navy along with an Archer class submarine and a Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle will take part in the exercise.

Maritime patrol aircraft of both countries, P8I of Indian Navy and Fokker F50 from Singapore, will also take part.

The number of missiles and torpedo firings being undertaken are in fact unprecedented and perhaps the largest the Indian Navy has undertaken with any foreign Navy till date, the Navy added.


Logistical support

The two countries have vastly expanded their military cooperation in recent years under India’s Act East policy. Late last year, the two countries signed a naval agreement which has a provision for mutual logistical support and gives India access to the Changi naval base.

India and Singapore are working on a trilateral exercise with an Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) country, likely Thailand, and eventually plan to scale it up to a multilateral format.


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