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  • 30 August, 2022

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Exercise VAJRA PRAHAR 2022

The 13th edition of the joint US-Indian exercise Vajra Prahar 2022 was just completed at Bakloh (Himachal Pradesh).

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Key Highlights

  • The United States and Special Forces India alternate hosting the annual exercise.
  • The military forces of a nation's special forces are responsible for conducting clandestine, anti-terrorist, and other specialized missions.


  • The 21-day cooperative training gave the Special Forces from both countries the chance to train in joint conditions in accordance with the United Nations Charter for Airborne Missions, Special Operations, and Counter-Terrorism operations.
  • A 48-hour validation period followed the first phase's training for both contingents' combat conditioning and tactical level special missions training exercises. The operation was divided into two phases.


  • When viewed against the backdrop of the current international situation, the exercise VAJRA PRAHAR with the US Special Forces is noteworthy in terms of the security issues faced by both Nations.
  • The joint military exercise has increased bilateral defence cooperation between India and the USA as well as the long-standing camaraderie between the special forces of the two countries.

Other Exercises between India and the USA

  • Exercise Tiger Triumph (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise)
  • Cope India (Air Force).
  • Malabar Exercise (Quadrilateral naval exercise of India, USA, Japan and Australia).
  • Red Flag (US’ multilateral air exercise).

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