Indian and Malaysian Armies on May 11, 2018 concluded the Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018 at the tropical rainforests of Hulu Langat, Malaysia.
The grand finale of the Exercise was a tactical operation on conduct of attack on the enemy camp.
During the exercise, both the contingents showcased extremely high standards of their professional acumen, operational abilities, battle drills and physical endurance, an apt reflection of the level of interoperability achieved by them during the Exercise.
This was the first time when the exercise was organised on the Malaysian land.
What does ‘Harimau’ stand for?
The title ‘Harimau Shakti’ takes its name from ‘Harimau’, the Malay word that stands for ‘tiger’.
Highlights of the HARIMAU SHAKTI 2018
• As a part of the exercise, both the nations shared the expertise of each other’s contingents while conducting counter insurgency operations in the jungle terrain of Malaysia.
• Indian contingent was represented by 4 GRENADIERS, one of the oldest infantry battalions having rich operational experience in conventional as well as counter insurgency warfare.
• While, the Malaysian contingent was represented by soldiers from 1 Royal Ranjer Regiment and the Royal Malay Regiment; both are known for their experience in Jungle Warfare.
• The exercise involved a cross training phase followed by a field training phase of seven days in the jungles of Hulu Langat wherein both armies jointly planned and executed a series of training activities.
• The focus of the entire exercise was on tactical operations in jungle warfare.