Tuesday, July 16, 2024

‘Nomadic Elephant’ Joint Military Exercise of India-Mongolia to Begin in Meghalaya – N.F Times

Meghalaya: The Indian Army has announced that the 16th edition of the Joint Military Exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant’ with the Mongolian Army will take place in Umroi, Meghalaya, from 3 to 16 July.

The Additional Directorate General of Public Information of the Indian Army’s MoD stated that the exercise in Meghalaya is designed to improve interoperability between the two armies during semi-conventional operations in semi-urban and mountainous terrains.

‘Nomadic Elephant’ is an annual bilateral training event conducted alternately in Mongolia and India. The previous, 15th edition was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as per the Ministry of Defence. It was conducted with the participation of the Mongolian Armed Forces Unit 084 and the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army in 2023.

Earlier this year, the 12th Joint Working Group meeting of the Defence Ministries of both nations was held in Ulaanbaatar on May 16-17 this year. The meeting reviewed the progress of various defence cooperation initiatives and explored ways to further strengthen the partnership.

The Indian Ambassador to Mongolia, Atul Malhari Gotsurve, was present at the meeting, where both parties expressed contentment with the ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries.

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