Military Operations India
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Operation All-Out

  • Location- Assam
  • Year- 2015
  • Objective:to eliminate the Bodo militants from Assam

Operation Bajrang

  • Location- Assam
  • Year- 1990
  • Objective: against the ULFAs in Assam

Operation Black Tornado

Operation Bluestar

  • Location – Amritsar, Punjab
  • Year- 1984
  • Objectives: To remove Sikh separatists from the Golden Temple
  • The operation had two components-
  1. Operation Metal- it was confined to the Temple.
  2. Operation Shop- raided the Punjabi countryside to capture any suspects

Operation Brasstacks

  • Location – A major military exercise held in Rajasthan
  • Year- 1986
  • Objectives:
  1. Deployment of ground troops.
  2. to conduct a series of amphibious assault exercises of India Navy near the Pakistan naval base.

Operation Cactus

  • Location – Maldives
  • Year- 1988
  • Objectives: A coup was attempted by a group of Maldivians led by Abdullah Luthufi and assisted by armed mercenaries of a Tamil secessionist organization from Sri Lanka, the People’s Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE).
  • The coup failed due to the intervention of the Indian Army.

Operation Castor

  • Location- Maldives
  • Year- 2004
  • Objective: disaster relief operation in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Operation Checkmate

  • Location – Sri Lanka
  • Year- 1988
  • Objectives: an anti-insurgency operation carried out by the IPKF against the LTTE in the Vadamarachi area of Northern Sri Lanka

Operation Cocoon

  • Location- Sathyamangalam Forest in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala
  • Year- 2004
  • Objective: to capture and kill Veerappan

Operation Cyclone

  • Location- Mumbai
  • Year- 2008
  • Objective: by NSGs to eliminate terrorists from Nariman Point.

Operation Gambhir

  • Location- Indonesia
  • Year- 2004
  • Objective: disaster relief operation in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Operation Good Samaritan

  • Location- Manipur
  • Year- 1995
  • Objective: humanitarian taks

Operation Goodwill

  • Location- Jammu & Kashmir
  • Year- 2005
  • Objective: humanitarian tasks in Jammu and Kashmir

Operation Madad

  • Location- Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh
  • Year- 2004
  • Objective: disaster relief operation in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Operation Maitri

  • Location- Nepal
  • Year- 2015
  • Objective: rescue and relief operation in the aftermath of the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake

Operation Meghdoot

  • Location- Siachen
  • Year- 1984
  • Objective: conducted by the Indian Armed Forces to gain control over the Siachen Glacier

Operation Parakram

  • Location- Indo-Pak Border
  • Year- 2001
  • Objective: It was a military stand-off between India and Pakistan, initiated by India in response to a terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament.

Operation Pawan

  • Location – Sri Lanka
  • Year- 1987
  • Objectives: by the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to take control of Jaffna from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

Operation Polo

  • Location- Hyderabad
  • Year- 1948
  • Objective: Indian integration of Hyderabad

Operation Poomalai/ Eagle Mission 4

  • Location- Sri Lanka
  • Year- 1987
  • Objective: Mission by the Indian Air Force to air-drop supplies over the beiseged town of Jaffna in support of Tamil Tigers during the Sri Lankan Civil War

Operation Python

  • Location- Karachi
  • Year- 1971
  • Objective: a naval attack launched on Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pak War, 1971

Operation Raahat

  • Location- Yemen
  • Year- 2015
  • Objective: to evacuate Indian citizens and other foreign nationals during the Yemen crisis

Operation Rahat

  • Location- Uttarakhand
  • Year- 2013
  • Objective: disaster relief operation in the aftermath of the Uttarakhand floods

Operation Rainbow

  • Location- Sri Lanka
  • Year- 2004
  • Objective: disaster relief operation in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Operation Rajiv

  • Location- Siachen
  • Year- 1987
  • Objective: to capture the highest peak in the Siachen

Operation Rhino

  • Location- Assam
  • Year- 1992
  • Objective: to unearth the ULFAs in Assam

Operation Safe Homecoming

  • Location- Libya
  • Year- 2011
  • Objective: to bring Indian nationals from Libya during the Libyan Civil War

Operation Safed Sagar

  • Location- Kargil
  • Year- 1999
  • Objective: by the Indian Air Force to flush out regular and irregular troops of the Pakistani Army from the LoC.

Operation Sankat Mochan

  • Location- South Sudan
  • Year- 2016
  • Objective: to evacuate Indian citizens from the war-torn capital ‘Juba’ of  South Sudan

Operation Sea Waves

  • Location- Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Year- 2004
  • Objective: disaster relief operation in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Operation Steeplechase

  • Location- West Bengal
  • Year- 1971
  • Objective: launched by Indian army along with Police to put down a Santhal tribal uprising. This was the end of the Naxalite movement that began in in 1967 in Naxalbari, West Bengal. The operation broke the back of the first Naxalite upsurge in West Bengal.

Operation Sukoon

  • Location- Lebanon
  • Year- 2006
  • Objective: to evacuate Indian, Sri Lankan and Nepalese nationals, as well as Lebanese national with Indian spouses during the Lebanon War

Operation Surya Hope

  • Location- Uttarakhand
  • Year- 2013
  • Objective: to save people trapped in floods

Operation Trident

  • Location- Karachi, Pakistan
  • Year- 1971
  • Objective: a naval attack launched on Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pak War, 1971. It was followed up by Operation Python

Operation Trishul

  • Location – Sri Lanka
  • Year- 1988
  • Objectives: was an anti-insurgency operation alongwith Operation Viraat launched by the IPKF against the LTTE in Northern Sri Lanka

Operation Vijay (1)

  • Location- Goa, Daman & Diu, Anjidiv island
  • Year- 1961
  • Objective: Capture of the three places and ended the Portugese colonial rule there

Operation Vijay (2)

  • Location- Kargil
  • Year- 1999
  • Objective: To push back Pakistani infiltrators and militants from the Indian side of the LoC and clear the Kargil sector.

Operation Viraat 

  • Location – Sri Lanka
  • Year- 1988
  • Objectives: an anti-insurgency operation alongwith Operation Trishul launched by the IPKF against the LTTE in Northern Sri Lanka

Operation Woodrose

  • Location- Punjab
  • Year- 1984
  • Objective: conducted after Operation Blue Star to prevent the outbreak of widespread public protest

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