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Indo-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2017

The first joint Nomadic Elephant was held in 2004 and since then it is annually held.

Apr 12, 2017 16:28 IST
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nomadic elephant India Mangolia The joint military training exercise of India and Mongolia has begun recently in Mizoram. The 14-day long exercise began on 5 April 2017 and will end on 18 April 2017.

Highlights of Nomadic Elephant 2017

•    It is the twelfth edition of the Indo-Mongolia joint military exercise Nomadic Elephant.

•    It is being conducted at the Indian Army’s elite Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School Vairengte in Mizoram.

•    The exercise is aimed at training the troops in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations (CICT Ops) under the United Nations mandate.

•    In the exercise, the Indian Army is represented by a contingent comprising of three officers, four JCOs and 39 soldiers of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles.

•    The Mongolian Army is represented by 9 officers and 36 soldiers of the elite 084 Special Forces Task Battalion.

•    The focus of the exercise is to enhance the interoperability between the two armies in adverse operational conditions.

•    The exercise covers key areas like convoy protection, drills related to room intervention, ambush as well as counter-ambush drills.

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Some of the recent joint exercises of the Indian Armed Forces are –

•    On 20 March 2017, the Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran XI concluded at Pithorgarh in Uttarakhand.

•    On 19 March 2017, the Indo-Oman joint military exercise Al Nagah-II 2017 concluded at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh.

•    On 28 December 2016, the Indo-Maldives joint military exercise EKUVERIN concluded at Kadhdhoo in Maldives.

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