Defence News India: Indian Army has started two week long joint military exercise Nomadic Elephant with Mongolian Army in Bakloh. The 14th edition of annual military exercise, that started on October 5 (Saturday) will go on till October 18. Nomadic Elephant-2019 military exercise is aimed at training the troops of both the countries in counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations under United Nations mandate.
“The Joint Exercise will enhance defence co-operation and military relations between the two nations. It is an ideal platform for the armies of both the nations to share their experiences and best practices and gain mutually during the joint training,” said the ministry of defence.
The joint training will focus on tactical drills in counter-terror environment like convoy protection drill, room intervention drills, and also ambush and counter ambush drills while jointly conducting counter terrorist operations under the UN mandate.
“The joint training will also lay emphasis on conducting operations by a cohesive sub-unit, comprising the troops from both the armies, in an adverse operational conditions to enhance the interoperability between the two armies,” Indian Army said in a statement.
The training planned by both the contingents will go a long way in capacity building for conducting joint operations by the two armies.
The Mongolian Army is being represented by officers and troops of the elite 084 Air Borne Special Task Battalion while Indian Army is being represented by a contingent of a battalion of Rajputana Rifles.
Indian Army’s 17 Punjab Regiment had participated in the last year’s Nomadic Elephant Exercise held near Mongolian capital Ulanbataar.
YouTube link for a short video film of the last year’s Nomadic Elephant Exercise: