Indian, Mongolian armies train for counter terrorist operations

Indian and Mangolian Armies participating in a joint exercise in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

New Delhi (NVI): The joint military exercise “Exercise Nomadic Elephant XIV” between Indian Army and Mongolian Army, concluded with primary focus was to train and equip the contingents to undertake joint counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations in mountainous terrain under United Nations mandate.

The entire curriculum was planned in a progressive manner wherein the participants initially familiarised with each other’s organizational structure, weapons and combat skills before graduating to joint tactical exercises, an official statement said.

The contingents honed their tactical and technical skills in a wide spectrum of counter insurgency operations including joint training on weapons and equipment, cross training exercises and field training exercises.

Both sides jointly planned and executed a series of well-developed tactical operations based on scenarios that are likely to be encountered in mountainous terrain.

The exercise provided an ideal platform for both contingents to share their operational experience and expertise while also being instrumental in broadening the interoperability and cooperation between the armies of India and Mongolia.

The fourteenth edition of joint military training exercise between the two Armies commenced on October 5 and concluded at Foreign Training Node (FTN), Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh on October 18.

–RB

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