Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

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Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Postby ArjunPandit » 12 Dec 2019 01:39

India, Russia Kick Off Joint Military Exercise
https://thediplomat.com/2019/12/india-r ... -exercise/

India and Russia kicked off the 11th iteration of their bilateral military exercise, designated Indra-2019, at a military training ground in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on December 11, according to the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD). The exercise will be simultaneously conducted in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, a state on the southwestern coast of India, and in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Indra-2019 is expected to run through December 21.

The exercise will include air, ground, and sea elements from both countries. “Company sized mechanized contingents, fighter and transport aircraft and ships of respective services of both the countries are taking part in the exercise,” the MoD said a statement. “The aim of [the] exercise is joint training of troops in counter terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate.” The land component of the exercise will reportedly involve eight tactical episodes with the Indian Army providing around 20 combat vehicles, including tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, to the Russian forces.

Opening ceremonies were also held in the port of Marmagao and at an air force base in Pune earlier today to mark the beginning of the air and naval components of Indra-2019. The joint naval drills will be held in two phases in Marmagao and off the coast of Goa. The harbor phase will last until December 15 followed by the sea phase conducted in the Arabian Sea from December 16 to 19.

Indian military assets participating in the naval drills include INS Aditya, a replenishment and repair ship, the Teg-class frigate INS Tarkash, the current mainstay of Indian naval aviation, Russian-made MiG-29K Fulcrum fighter jets, and Boeing P-8I Neptune advanced maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft.

Is US fine with it??

The Russian Navy has dispatched the Neustrashimy-class frigate Yaroslav Mudry, the tanker Yelnya and seagoing tug Viktor Konetsky. The Russian task force, part of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet, headed from the Baltic to the Indian Ocean to participate in Indra-2019 in the fall. According to the Russian Pacific Fleet, over 700 servicemen are participating in the exercise. The press office of Russia’s Eastern Military District said that over 40 aircraft will be dispatched to India for the duration of the drills including 15 fighter aircraft.

“As part of the exercise, important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter terrorism operations will be conducted,” according to the Indian MoD. “Both the countries will also share their valuable experience in countering such situations and refine drills and procedures for joint operations.” Indra-2019 “will culminate with a 72 hours validation phase which will test the skills of soldiers, sailors and airmen in conducting joint operations in a counter terrorism scenario,” the MoD added.

Indra was initially designed as a bilateral naval exercise and transformed into a triservice drill in 2018. The land component of the exercise that year also took place in Uttar Pradesh, while the navies conducted their joint drills in the Bay of Bengal.

ships and fighter jets for counter terrorism.. i get it entire TSPA is terrorist..but has the old diplomatic cliche of ..it is not directed against any specific country gone out of fashion???

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Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Postby ArjunPandit » 21 Jan 2020 01:07

Xposting

ArjunPandit wrote:There was an annual exercise conducted last week, ex topchi... Didn't see a lot of news or coverage
Here's the only video or link I could find
https://m.economictimes.com/news/defenc ... 261938.cms
Last year reports were detailed eg k9 , m777, heli, drones etc usage

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Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Postby ArjunPandit » 21 Jan 2020 01:13

Indian Army conducts biggest airborne exercise ‘Winged Raider’ with over 500 Special Forces troops
https://m.economictimes.com/news/defenc ... 308189.cms

The exercise conducted on January 10 had over 500 soldiers of the Special Forces parachuting from C-130 Hercules and C-17 globemaster transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force, besides Dhruv helicopters during the day and night. The exercise was preceded by a series of intense preparations involving movement of special forces and rallying up of transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force starting from January 6.

Does anyone remember operation rahat?, when iaf with these birds moved thousands of civilians
Previously in October last year, the army carried out Exercise ‘Him Vijay’ to test its new war-fighting concept of Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) in mountain warfare under the 17 Corps in Arunachal Pradesh. An IBG, which has a varying mix of infantry, tanks, artillery, air defence, signals and logistics, is part of the army’s plan to restructure itself to meet emerging challenges. Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane had earlier said that the initial report of Him Vijay was “encouraging,'' adding that a lesson learnt was the need for better communications

Preeti interesting...I suppose the lessons learnt are "even" wrt directions


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