3rd Edition of EX VINBAX 2022
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1st Aug, 2022
The 3rd Edition of Vietnam India Bilateral Army Exercise “Ex VINBAX 2022” is scheduled to be conducted at Chandimandir.
- The 1st addition of India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise (VINBAX-2018) was held in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur.
- The first military exercise between the two countries was VINBAX-2018.
- The six-day military exercise was held as part of the Indian Army's joint training with friendly foreign countries.
- VINBAX-2018 was a Tabletop Exercise to train for Peacekeeping Operations under the auspices of the United Nations (UN).
- It was undertaken by 15 officers from the Indian Army and the Vietnam People's Army.
- The joint exercise was specifically designed to enable and train Vietnamese officers for UN Peacekeeping Operations.
- Both armies interacted and shared experiences during the joint exercise.
Military exercises are divided into three main categories-
- Domestic Exercise
- Bilateral Exercise
- Multilateral Exercise
- The exercise is a sequel to previously conducted bilateral exercise in Vietnam in 2019 and a major milestone in strengthening the bilateral relations between India and Vietnam.
- India and Vietnam share a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and defence cooperation is a key pillar of this partnership.
- Vietnam is an important partner in India’s Act East policy and the Indo-Pacific vision.
- The theme of Ex VINBAX – 2022 is employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team as part of United Nations Contingent for Peacekeeping Operations.
- The conduct of Ex VINBAX – 2022 as a field training exercise with enhanced scope from previous editions of bilateral exercise will strengthen mutual confidence, inter-operability and enable sharing of best practices between the Indian Army and Vietnam People's Army.
- The joint exercise will also provide an opportunity to the troops of both the Contingents to learn about the social and cultural heritage of each other.
- The Indian Army is being represented by troops from the 105 Engineer Regiment.