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As per recent reports, thirty-four countries including India will participate in the joint military exercise, BRIGHT STAR-23.

  • BRIGHT STAR-23:- 31 August to 14 October 2023.
  • Venue: Mohammed Naguib Military Base,
  • Indian Army contingent comprising 137 personnel will participate in a military exercise.
  • It is a multinational tri-services joint military exercise.
  • It will be led by US CENTCOM and the Egyptian Army.
  • This year 34 countries will participate in the Exercise.
  • It will be the largest-ever joint military exercise in West Asia and North Africa region.
  • This is the first time that the Indian Armed Force with 549 personnel participated in the exercise.
  • During the exercise participating countries will share the best practices to combat emerging unconventional threats and enhance regional partnerships.
  • The exercise will provide a unique opportunity for the Indian Army to share best practices and experiences with other armies aimed at enhancing defense cooperation.