Military Exercises Current Affairs - 2020

India-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative group meeting held virtually

On September 16, 2020, the tenth Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Group meeting was held virtually. The meeting is usually held twice a year alternating between India and US. For the first time, the group meeting has been held virtually. Highlights The initiative signed statement of intent to strengthen dialogue on defence technology cooperation. Read More…

Exercise Pitch Black Cancelled

The biennial warfare exercise hosted by Royal Australian Air Force was cancelled due to COVID-19 threats. Exercise Pitch Black The main aim of the exercise is to practice Defensive Counter Air combat and Offensive Counter Air Combat. The exercise is held in Northern Australia. The first pitch black exercise took place in June 1981. History Read More…

Indra Dhanush Exercise 2020: India-UK joint Air Force Exercise held at Air Force Station Hindon

The 5th edition of the Exercise Indra Dhanush commenced on 24th February, 2020. It is a joint air force exercise between the Indian Air Force and the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. Highlights The Exercise focused on “Base Defence and Force Protection”. Around 36 specialized combatants of the Royal Air Force participated in Read More…

Winged Raider: Indian Army’s largest airborne exercise-500 troops participate

The Indian Army recently conducted the largest air borne exercise called the Winged Raider. Around 500 troops participated in the exercise. The exercise was conducted in the north-eastern theatre. Highlights The exercise was conducted to demonstrate the operational readiness of the paratroopers and air warriors. The C-130 Hercules, Dhruv Helicopters and C-17 globe master transport Read More…

Russia holds Center-2019 International Command Exercise

Russia is holding its annual Center-2019 International Command Exercise involving six other nations from 16 to 21 September 2019. Center-2019 is an annual strategic and operational military exercises which aren’t aimed at any third-party country rather focus on counterterrorist operations and is purely defensive in nature. About Center-2019 International Command Exercise Exercise Objectives: To demonstrate Read More…