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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

About VINBAX-2022 

  • 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.

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