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  • 01 April, 2021

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Vajra Prahaar Exercise between India & US

The 11th edition of Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar was conducted at Special Forces Training School located at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

About Exercise Vajra Prahar:

  • Exercise Vajra Prahar is a Special Forces joint military training exercise.
  • It takes place alternately in India and the US since 2010.
  • The exercise enables sharing of best practices and experience in areas such as joint mission planning capabilities and operational tactics.

Other Exercises between India and US:

  • Yudh Abhyas- It is a joint military exercise between India and the US.
  • Tiger Triumph- It is a tri-service military exercise between India and the US.

What are Special Forces?

  • Special Forces of India refer to those Special forces units that are specifically organised, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations.
  • The three branches of the Indian Armed Forces have separate special forces units namely:
    • Para SF: Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) is the special force of the Indian Army. This unit formed in 1966 in the aftermath of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.
    • MARCOS: Marine Commando Force also called MARCOS established in 1987. It is the special forces unit of the Indian Navy.
    • Garud Commando Force: It was established in 2004. They are the special forces of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • There are other special forces that are out of military control. They operate under civilian organizations such as the Home ministry’s National Security Guard.

Other Exercises India participates in :

Exercise Name

Participant Nations

Sampriti

India & Bangladesh

Mitra Shakti

India & Sri Lanka

Maitree Exercise

India & Thailand

Vajra Prahar

India & US

Yudh Abhyas

India & US

Nomadic Elephant

India & Mongolia

Garuda Shakti

India & Indonesia

Shakti Exercise

India & France

Dharma Guardian

India & Japan

Surya Kiran

India & Nepal

Hand in Hand Exercise

India & China

Exercise name

Country participated with India

Latest Date/Year/Edition

Held at

Al Nagah-III

Oman

  • 12th March 2019
  • 3rd Edition

Jabal AL Akhdar training camp, Oman

Bold Kurukshetra

Singapore

  • 9th April 2019
  • 12th Edition

Babina Military Station in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh

Ekuverin

Maldives

  • 7th October 2019
  • 10th Edition

Pune, Maharashtra

Garuda Shakti IV

Indonesia

  • 19th February 2018
  • 6th Edition

Bandung, Indonesia

Hand in Hand

China

  • 7th December 2019
  • 8th Edition

Umroi, Meghalaya

Indra

Russia

  • 4th September 2020
  • 11th Edition

Andaman Sea

Khanjar V

Kyrgyzstan

  • 16th March 2019
  • 5th Edition

Vairengte in Mizoram

Lamitye

Seychelles

  • 2018
  • 8th Edition

Mahe Island in Seychelles

Maitree

Thailand

  • 16th September 2019
  • 14th Edition

Umroi, Meghalaya

Mitra Shakti-VII

Sri Lanka

  • 1st December 2019
  • 7th Edition

Pune, Maharashtra

Multi-national FTX/Exercise Force Eighteen

18 ASEAN Plus countries

  • 2nd March 2016

Pune, India

Nomadic Elephant

Mongolia

  • 5th October 2019
  • 14th Edition

Bakloh Cantonment, Himachal Pradesh

Prabal Dostyk

Kazakhstan

  • 2nd November 2017
  • Second Edition

Himachal Pradesh

Sampriti-IX

Bangladesh

  • 3rd February 2020
  • 9th Edition

Umroi, Meghalaya

Surya Kiran XIV

Nepal

  • 3rd December 2019
  • 14th Edition

Saljhandi, Nepal

Source: TH


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