VAJRA PRAHAR 2023 (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     22nd November 2023        

Context: Recently, the 14th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise "VAJRA PRAHAR 2023" commenced at the Joint Training Node, Umroi.

Key Highlights of 2023 Exercise

  • Combat free fall insertion of troops from stand-off distances
  • Waterborne insertion of troops
  • Precision engagement of targets at long ranges
  • Combat air controlling of fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft
  • Airborne insertion and sustenance of troops’.


  • About: Exercise VAJRA PRAHAR is a joint exercise conducted between Indian Army and US Army Special Forces. 
  • Aim: It aims at sharing best practices and experiences in areas such as joint mission planning and operational tactics.
  • First Edition: 2010 in India
  • 13th Edition: Bakloh (HP)

Other Exercises between India and the USA

  • Exercise Tiger Triumph (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise)
  • Cope India (Air Force).
  • Malabar Exercise (Quadrilateral naval exercise of India, USA, Japan and Australia).
  • Red Flag (US’ multilateral air exercise).
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