India sets scorching pace for military drills across the globe
NEW DELHI: India is undertaking an unprecedented number of bilateral and multilateral military exercises with countries across the entire globe this year, with top officers using buzzwords like `defence diplomacy’, `strategic signaling’ and interoperability’ with effortless ease like never before.
India may have put a halt to its bilateral and largely symbolic `Hand-in-Hand’ exercise with China since the military confrontation erupted in eastern Ladakh in May last year
“Exercises enhance military and strategic cooperation, confidence-building and interoperability with different countries, apart from honing combat skills, imbibing best practices and operational tactics,” said a senior Army officer.
“Defence diplomacy is an instrument to further India’s diplomatic interests,” he added. India, for instance, has stepped up its outreach to Africa, a continent where China has made deep inroads, with military exercises being used as one of the tools.
The growing strategic congruence to deter coercion in the Indo-Pacific also came through the `Quad-plus-France’ exercise called La Pérouse’ in the Bay of Bengal in April.
Having already set a scorching pace in undertaking exercises this year, India has several more scheduled in the last four months. A`Quad-plus-UK’ naval exercise, for instance, is slated in the Bay of Bengal next month.
A S Murthy
very good initiative, offense isbest form of defence
Once the navy has enough ships , submarines and jets then india should start focusing on land towards central Asia and Russia. India is ignoring the Northwest areas from where it's traditional enemies attacked it since centuries.
From now on, India sets the tone
Well done INDIA. We are proud of you.
Fossil By Then
Another MASTERSTROKE by Na Modiji..! He has SINGLEHANDEDLY saved the lives of millions of people in the world. World has seen, until now, his saintly personality, godly presence, calming voice and wisest words.. daily on TV, newspapers etc etc.
Truly, the greatest Indian EVER born. Nobody comes even close to the dust on his feet. Jai Modiji! Jai Hindu--stan..!
India needs to have greater and more indepth defence ties with Russia, Europe and the US. India must also not be shy to take pre-emptive actions such as what Israel does, to neutralise enemy targets.
Need More Land
Prepare to take back our lands
Many exercise are fine, but there should be an overall military strategy & clear po itical vision encompassing them all.
INDIA is battle hardened defense capability and is confidently exhibiting the same to fellow democracies.It is also a message to our adversaries that our defense capabilities are nothing to make light off.
Practice makes perfect. India should not display any inhibitations going forward. Aspiring big powers need to behave like one. Period.
when cnese has gone for drone and AI based tech, we are trying hard to improve our 303 skills!
good going.., as we increase these military exercises, we must also spread message that India is reliable partner , India has better intentions
India’s ambition of making AK-203 rifles has staled due to Indians wants too much TOT from Russia. India has no choice but ordered 70,000 AK-203 rifles directly from Russia. India can’t make even a simple rifle with bullets, yet Indians call themselves a word power.
Sajjan Singh Shaktawat
While it is good to use joint military drills to keep our forces combat ready as well as to use them as military diplomacy
India also conducter naval exercise with Greese for the first time , it was more retaliation to be he Turkey who conducted naval exercise with Pakistan..Turkey an Greece are arch rivals
1,3 billion Indians got only 7 medals at Tokyo Olympics, hailed by Indians as best ever performance by India, none of Indian universities rank in top 300 of the world, yet Indians brag about their quality of education. Warmonger India is boasting about its military exercises around the globe. Very funny
Don't drill or exercise, all are waste time like empty words by Indian mouth.. If so afraid of China, at least go into Afghanistan to show off Indian might. Not just barking around the globe with such superpowers like UAE, Saudi and Bahrain
Indian troops showing off their foreign bought junk arms, even rifles with bullets, around the world. So proud.