VINBAX 2022 -Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise

The third edition of Ex VINBAX 2022 was held between 1st August and 20th August, 2022 in Chandimandir. Over a period of three weeks, the soldiers of the two armies rubbed shoulders with each other learning from each other and sharing best practices.

Highlights of EX VINBAX 2022:

  • This 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.
  • Both the countries share a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
  • Defence cooperation is a significant pillar of this partnership.
  • Vietnam is also an important partner in Act East policy of India as well as Indo-Pacific vision.

Theme of Ex VINBAX – 2022:

  • Ex VINBAX 2022 will be held under the theme- “employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team under United Nations Contingent for Peacekeeping Operations”.
  • India has a rich heritage of locating troops in United Nations missions. It has best capabilities to impart United Nations peace operations training, including its best practices and hands to train prospective United Nations peacekeepers at operational, tactical, & strategic levels.

The Ex VINBAX – 2022 will help in strengthening mutual confidence and interoperability. It will also help in sharing best practices between Armies of both the countries, as a field training exercise with enhanced scope. Exercise will also provide an opportunity to the troops Indian and Vietnamese contingent to learn social and cultural heritage of both the countries. Indian Army will be represented by troops from 105 Engineer Regiment. Exercise will assess the standards achieved by contingents of both the countries. It will also execute technical military operations in UN missions as well.

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