‘Austra Hind-22’: India-Australia joint military exercise

Source: The post is based on the article “’Austra Hind-22′: India-Australia joint military exercise” published in PIB on 27th November 2022.

What is the News?

The Bilateral Training Exercise “AUSTRA HIND 22” between contingents of the Indian Army and the Australian Army is scheduled to take place at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges (Rajasthan).

What is Exercise AUSTRA HIND 22?

Exercise AUSTRA HIND is a bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and the Australian Army.

Aim: To build positive military relations, imbibe each other’s best practices and promote the ability to operate together while undertaking multi-domain operations in Semi deserts terrain under a UN peace enforcement mandate.

Significance: This is the first exercise in the series of Austra Hind with the participation of all arms and services contingent from both armies.

What are the other exercises between India and Australia?

Exercise Pitch Black: It is a biennial multilateral air combat exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force(RAAF) since 1981. The Indian Air Force had taken part in the exercise for the first time in 2018.

AUSINDEX: It is a biennial bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy(RAN). The first edition of the exercise took place in 2015.

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