According to Wikipedia, A joint military exercises or war game is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat.
This also serves the purpose of ensuring the combat readiness of garrisoned or deployable forces prior to deployment from home base / home station.
Exercises in the 20th and 21st centuries often identified by a unique code-name in the same manner as military contingency operations and combat operations.
For Example exercise between India & USA is called as Yudh Abhyas, similarly India & Thailand exercise is called as Maitree.
Learning about these joint military exercises will help you through exams. You can crack General Studies sections in exams like SSC CGL,CHSL, SBI PO,IBPS PO, CLERK and other exams.
List of Joint military exercises of India with other countries 2017:-
|Name of Joint Military exercises||Participating country along with India||Remarks|
|Yudh Abhyas||USA||From 14-27 Sept,2017 in Washington|
|Surya KiranXII||Nepal||3-16 Sept,2017 in Saljhandi,Nepal|
|Maitree||Thailand||Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh|
|Thar Shakti||X Corps Unit||Rajastan,India|
|Surya Kiran XI||Nepal||Pithoragarh,India|
|Khanjar IV||Kyrgyzstan||Kok Jhangak,Kyrgyzstan|
List of Joint military exercises of India with other countries 2016:-
|Name of the Joint Military Exercises||Participating country||Remarks|
|Ekuverin||Maldives||Lammu Atoll, Maldives|
|Hand in Hand||China||Pune,India|
|Surya Kiran||Nepal||Saljhandi, Nepal|
|Mitra Shakti||Sri Lanka||Ambepussa, Sri Lanka|
|Megh Prahar||I Corps Unit||Mathura, India|
|Chakravyuh – II||Pivot Corps||Suratgarh, India|
|Shatrujeet||I Corps Unit||Rajsthan, India|
|Garuda Shakti IV||Indonesia||Magelang,Indonesia|
|Multi-national FTX||ASEAN plus||Pune,India|
|Lamtye||Seychelles||Port Victoria, Seychelles|
|Surya Kiran IX||Nepal||Pithoragarh,India|