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Exercise Malabar: What does it means for Japan?
Oct 29, 2015

Exercise Malabar: What does it means for Japan?

For Japan, which deployed missile destroyer J S Fuyuzuki and SH 60K helicopters on India's invitation, the Malabar Exercise signals the growing importance of ties between the two nations as well as the personal importance that PM Modi has attached to India's strategic ties with Japan.

A Proactive Indian Navy: Upcoming Naval Exercises
Mar 13, 2021

A Proactive Indian Navy: Upcoming Naval Exercises

The Indian Navy has a bevvy of planned engagements this spring,. including with the UAE and France.

Army exercise showcases growing India-Singapore defence collaboration
Apr 18, 2019

Army exercise showcases growing India-Singapore defence collaboration

The broader convergence of strategic interests between India and Singapore is the driving factor for these engagements.

ASEAN Solidarity Exercise: Is it sending a strong message to China?
Oct 16, 2023

ASEAN Solidarity Exercise: Is it sending a strong message to China?

Contrary to prevailing beliefs, the ASEAN exercise was aimed at highlighting ASEAN unity and initiating maritime security collaboration among its memb

China has no reason to be angry about India’s naval exercise MILAN, Beijing still controls the region
Mar 12, 2018

China has no reason to be angry about India’s naval exercise MILAN, Beijing still controls the region

Chinese reports in the ‘Global Times’ have portrayed MILAN as an inflammatory tactic, aimed at ‘spreading tensions from the land to the sea’, a blatant Indian attempt to undermine Chinese influence in South Asia.

China-Philippines relations: Will joint military exercises improve ties?
Aug 18, 2023

China-Philippines relations: Will joint military exercises improve ties?

The hope that these drills will result in the deepening of strategic ties between the two nations remains highly unlikely, given Beijing’s unwilling

China’s worrying military exercises near Taiwan
Apr 18, 2020

China’s worrying military exercises near Taiwan

China’s moves in the region, despite the pandemic, are only likely to generate fear and inspire greater cooperation with Washington.

Deciphering China-Pakistan naval exercises in the Indian Ocean
Nov 20, 2023

Deciphering China-Pakistan naval exercises in the Indian Ocean

Pakistan’s maritime strategy in the Indian Ocean pivots around engagement with China. But the strategy also has a diplomatic dimension that should n

Growing Chinese concerns over Japan-India Air Combat Exercise
Feb 14, 2023

Growing Chinese concerns over Japan-India Air Combat Exercise

For China, the Veer Guardian 2023 exercise comes as an ominous portent for the future

How beneficial are joint exercises by the military?
Oct 26, 2015

How beneficial are joint exercises by the military?

Most of the joint exercises being conducted by security forces, like like the Malabar 2015, are of the simple basic variety and, hence, really provide no 'net value addition' to the Indian force that participates. Thus, approvals for such exercises should necessitate a case-by-case approach in the future.

India to launch first simulated space warfare exercise
Jun 12, 2019

India to launch first simulated space warfare exercise

Reports of a tabletop war game speak to India’s ongoing efforts to develop its space policy.

India's Reluctance on Multilateral Naval Exercises
Jul 29, 2015

India's Reluctance on Multilateral Naval Exercises

Given the centrality of the Indian Ocean to its national security, it is time for India to leverage existing and emerging multilateral platforms to engage deeply with partner countries and take on a greater leadership role in the Indian Ocean Region.

India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises
May 16, 2023

India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises

India has long used its navy to build ties with maritime nations in the Indo-Pacific, but this exercise steps up collaboration by tying up with ASEAN as a group.

India, France Conclude Garuda Exercise 2022
Nov 19, 2022

India, France Conclude Garuda Exercise 2022

The strong strategic and political foundation as well as the trust between India and France provide for accelerated defense and security ties in the coming years.

India, Malaysia kick off military exercise
May 05, 2018

India, Malaysia kick off military exercise

The military exercise, titled “Harimau Shakti,” is being held in Malaysia from 30 April to 13 May. The joint combat exercise is meant to create greater synergy and interoperability between the two armed forces.

India, Singapore & Thailand navy exercise is Delhi’s chance to one-up China in Bay of Bengal
Sep 21, 2019

India, Singapore & Thailand navy exercise is Delhi’s chance to one-up China in Bay of Bengal

Countering China may be harder than India imagines. For one thing, regional countries aren’t willing to support any Indian moves to balance China in the Bay.

India-France Naval Exercise: Growing Strategic Synergy
May 14, 2021

India-France Naval Exercise: Growing Strategic Synergy

France has emerged as one of India’s closest strategic partners and the relationship is likely to bloom further in the coming years.

India-Japan ‘Dharma Guardian’ Exercise
Mar 27, 2024

India-Japan ‘Dharma Guardian’ Exercise

Military engagements between India and Japan have been on a steady growth path that mirrors the shared political and strategic goals of Delhi and Tokyo.

India’s expanding programme of joint military exercises
Dec 22, 2022

India’s expanding programme of joint military exercises

In recent times, India has extensively expanded its security partnerships. But will this kind of security cooperation suffice for India’s requiremen

International Women's Day: An exercise in futility?
Jun 26, 2015

International Women's Day: An exercise in futility?

Having grown up in the vicinity of Vrindavan, I've observed that one day to "highlight the cause of widows" is simply inadequate for those who live and breathe stigma, abuse and neglect for the rest of the year.

Japan-India maritime exercise 2018: Operational clarity, strategic confusion?
Oct 17, 2018

Japan-India maritime exercise 2018: Operational clarity, strategic confusion?

While New Delhi’s desire to cultivate closer defense ties with Tokyo is clear, its overall strategic approach is much less so.

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise
Oct 13, 2021

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise

In addition to India-Japan exercises, there have been several other naval exercises in the region in recent months involving a growing roster of countries.

Kerry's trip to Asia: An exercise in reassuring allies
Feb 19, 2014

Kerry's trip to Asia: An exercise in reassuring allies

India should be watching Mr John Kerry's trip to Asia with interest considering that the US and China have just held a dialogue on South Asia, even as the US has refused to hold a bilateral dialogue with India on East Asia in the last year.

La Pérouse - Quad naval exercise and India’s strategic partnership with France
Apr 04, 2021

La Pérouse - Quad naval exercise and India’s strategic partnership with France

The advantages of India’s early prudence on cultivating multiple “strategic alignments” in the Indo-Pacific, are apparent with French proactiven

Malabar Exercise: A concert of democracies on the high seas
Oct 23, 2015

Malabar Exercise: A concert of democracies on the high seas

Exercise Malabar and the trilateral dialogue have assumed significance in the backdrop of the US' rebalance to Asia and India's Act East Policy. The growing convergence of interests among the US, Japan and India on issues such as the Indian Ocean, maritime security, respect for international law and a stable Asian security order has driven the trilateral dialogue.

Malabar naval exercise: Powerplay in the Indo-Pacific region
Jul 20, 2017

Malabar naval exercise: Powerplay in the Indo-Pacific region

Maritime power projection, and not sea denial, is the answer to China’s creeping assertiveness in South Asia.

Our Digital Age and the Exercise and Contestation of Power
Mar 11, 2024

Our Digital Age and the Exercise and Contestation of Power

Over the last 30 years, digital innovation has been met with vacillating opinions on whether technology is emancipatory or tends to benefit those with political and/or economic power. In the context of innovations in AI in the early 2020s, this brief tackles the question: In a digital age, what is new in who exercises power over whom? It focuses on the power of States in relation to both citizens and territory, and outlines four areas where funda

Peace with PWG Naxals: A wishful exercise?
Jul 02, 2004

Peace with PWG Naxals: A wishful exercise?

The contours of the fledgling peace process with the People's War Group (PWG) Naxalites in Andhra Pradesh are gradually emerging. It is the second attempt in as many years. The Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, K Jana Reddy, announced on June 29, 2004 that the government has requested S R Sankaran, a retired Secretary to Government and Andhra Pradesh-cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS),

PLA joint exercises in Tibet: Implications for India
Feb 26, 2020

PLA joint exercises in Tibet: Implications for India

Since 2015, China has been undertaking a thorough restructuring of its military, under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. This has involved significant changes in the operational structure of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with the modernisation and optimisation of the military to bring about better jointness and overall efficiency. This paper examines the PLA reforms as they pertain to training and jointness in the Tibet Autonomous R

Sea Vigil: India’s Coastal Security Exercise
Jan 23, 2021

Sea Vigil: India’s Coastal Security Exercise

Given India’s vast coastline and a not-so-benign neighborhood, India has to remain vigilant to external threats via sea routes.

SITMEX: India-Singapore-Thailand complete second trilateral maritime exercises
Nov 30, 2020

SITMEX: India-Singapore-Thailand complete second trilateral maritime exercises

China’s growing economic might and its aggressive military posturing have provided India, Singapore and Thailand strategic rationale to combine their efforts.

The Indian Navy’s Arabian Sea exercise is a reality check for Pakistan
Jul 24, 2023

The Indian Navy’s Arabian Sea exercise is a reality check for Pakistan

Although Pakistan’s interest in novel technologies and weapons systems is notable, India has numerical superiority and better capabilities as seen d

The Quad Conducts Malabar Naval Exercise
Aug 27, 2021

The Quad Conducts Malabar Naval Exercise

Australia is back for the second year in a row, underscoring the Quad’s deepening commitment to cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

Veer Guardian 2023: Maiden India-Japan Air Exercise to Begin
Jan 12, 2023

Veer Guardian 2023: Maiden India-Japan Air Exercise to Begin

The China factor has steadied the two nations’ strategic partnership, despite their differences of opinion on other matters.

View from Exercise Malabar 2015
Nov 04, 2015

View from Exercise Malabar 2015

Indian Navy's reported lack of enthusiasm in increasing the number of participating ships and aircraft reflects the susceptibility of the Indian establishment to cave in to Chinese sensitivities. From a peak contribution of eight warships in 2007, the number has dropped to four this year.

Wen Jiabao's Visit - a damage control exercise?
Jan 07, 2011

Wen Jiabao's Visit - a damage control exercise?

India ended 2010 with a flurry of diplomatic activities highlighted by the visits of leaders from all the P-5 countries in the last two months. But, unlike the other four, the visit by the Chinese Premier came in the background of strained relations over a year created by

Why Did India Merely Observe Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023?
Aug 18, 2023

Why Did India Merely Observe Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023?

Despite earlier reports that India would actually participate in the Australia-U.S. led military exercise, New Delhi remained an observer of the latest iteration.

Why the 2018 US-India air force exercises matter
Dec 11, 2018

Why the 2018 US-India air force exercises matter

The ‘Cope India’ military exercise holds broader significance for the bilateral relationship.

Will India now finally invite Australia to the Malabar Exercise?
Feb 01, 2020

Will India now finally invite Australia to the Malabar Exercise?

The question of inviting Australia to the exercise, which currently includes India, Japan and the United States, has been controversial.

‘Tiger Triumph’ tri-service exercise to consolidate US-India defence ties 
Sep 24, 2019

‘Tiger Triumph’ tri-service exercise to consolidate US-India defence ties 

Trump’s announcement of the first-ever tri-service US-India military exercise demonstrates his will to insulate US-India defence ties from bilateral

25 years of India-France strategic partnership: Resilient in the darkest storms
Jul 17, 2023

25 years of India-France strategic partnership: Resilient in the darkest storms

France’s cognisance of India’s need to exercise its own choices has removed potential friction points such as differing positions on the Russia-Uk

Abe's decision could mark a turning point in security policy
Jul 09, 2014

Abe's decision could mark a turning point in security policy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent decision to reinterpret the Japanese constitution to exercise the right of collective self-defence is truly significant and could mark a turning point in Japan's security policy in the coming years.

After SL serial-blasts, Maldives displays cautious optimism
May 22, 2019

After SL serial-blasts, Maldives displays cautious optimism

In the aftermath of the Easter serial-attacks in Sri Lanka, the security forces in Maldives conducted an emergency response exercise, and border secur

Army doctrine undergoes change in nuclear era
Jun 29, 2006

Army doctrine undergoes change in nuclear era

Exercise Sanghe Shakti, held over one week in Punjab in May 2006, was designed to test the Indian Army¿s new concept for offensive operations in the plains. This was the most recent in a series of annual exercises that have included Poorna Vijay (2001), Vijay Chakra, Divya Astra, Vajra Shakti (May 2005) and Desert Strike (November 2005), all of which were all aimed at concentrating and coordinating firepower and fine-tuning

Assam killings: Quick-fix solutions will not work
Jan 02, 2015

Assam killings: Quick-fix solutions will not work

Legend has it that the nursery rhyme, 'Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush...on a cold and frosty morning', was first, sung by women incarcerated at the Wakefield Prison in England while they were doing their daily exercise around the mulberry tree in the prison compound.