Saturday, January 24, 2015

Joint India Mongolia Exercise

The tenth India Mongolia Joint Training Exercise commenced  with an impressive opening ceremony at Gwalior on 23 January 2015. The aim of the  exercise is to acquaint both armies with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of a Counter Insurgency and Terrorism environment.

The Mongolian contingent from the 84 Airborne Special Forces Battalion comprising of one Infantry Platoon alongside an Indian Infantry Platoon is participating in the exercise. The 15 day exercise is planned to train troops of both nations on crossing of obstacles, special heliborne operations, water patrolling, firing a variety of weapons, handling and neutralisation of improvised explosive devices and conduct of cordon and search operations in a Counter Insurgency and Terrorism environment.

The National flags of both countries were hoisted at a glittering Opening Ceremony. The Exercise will considerably enhance the interoperability between Indian Army and Mongolian Army in conduct of joint operations against international terrorism while serving in Peacekeeping Missions under the United Nations mandate.

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