US – Indonesia Military Drill:
The United States and Indonesian militaries had conducted annual joint combat exercises on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island.
- For the first time, participants from other partner nations have also joined amid growing maritime activity by China in the Indo-Pacific region.
- More than 5,000 soldiers from the U.S., Indonesia, Australia, Japan and Singapore participated in this 2022’s exercises.
- The exercises were designed to strengthen interoperability, capability, trust and cooperation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
- The exercises lasted till 14th August 2022, encompassing army, navy, air force and marine drills.