Indian and Mongolian armies have started a 12 day long joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018 in Five Hills Training Area in Ullanbaatar, Mongolia on Sunday.
The annual bilateral exercise, which has been organised since 2006, will be conducted from 10 to 18 September 2018.
Indian army said that the exercise will help both the armies to improve their tactical and technical skills in joint counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations in rural and urban scenario under United Nations mandate.
The Indian army is represented by a contingent of 17 PUNJAB Regiment while the Mongolian contingent is represented by Unit 084 of the Mongolian Armed Forces.
During the exercise both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario.
Experts from both sides will also hold detailed discussions to share their experience on varied topics for mutual benefits.