Indian Army troops actively participated in Exercise Bright Star-23 in Egypt, where they exchanged techniques and expertise with fellow participating troops. The Additional Directorate General of Public Information, IHQ of MoD (Army), shared insights into the exercise via social media.
During Exercise Bright Star-23, Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) contingents, along with Integrated Combat troops, arrived in Alexandria on August 29. The opening ceremony took place on August 31, marking the commencement of this multinational tri-services joint military exercise.
This deployment of 550 personnel represents one of the largest Indian contingents participating in an overseas exercise, as confirmed by the Indian Embassy in Egypt. The Indian Army contingent, comprising 137 personnel from the 23 JAT Battalion, left for Exercise Bright Star-23 on August 29, as announced by the Ministry of Defence.
Exercise Bright Star-23, which started on August 31, is scheduled to conclude on September 13 at the Mohammed Naguib Military Base in Egypt. The exercise, led by US CENTCOM and the Egyptian Army, brings together 34 nations. Originally conceived as a bilateral biennial training exercise between the US and Egypt during the Camp David Accord of 1977, it has evolved into a multinational endeavor.
This year’s exercise focuses on a wide range of training activities geared towards countering emerging unconventional threats and fostering stronger regional partnerships among participating nations. These efforts align with the overarching goal of maintaining global peace through collaborative security initiatives.