Indo-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise Begins


Ulaanbaatar: The eleventh India-Mongolia joint training exercise, ‘Nomadic Elephant-2016’, to promote military associations between the countries kicked off on Monday at Mongolia.

The exercise, which will culminate on May 8, aims to develop synergy and inter operatability between the armies to battle in counter insurgency and counter terrorism environment under the UN mandate.

A platoon of the Indian Army’s Kumaon Regiment along with a team of two observers will be taking part in the event. From the Mongolian Armed Forces, a total of 60 personnel will take part in the exercise.

The Indian contingent will share their practical experiences of counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations through a series of classroom lectures and outdoor demonstrations which include aspects like house clearing and room intervention techniques in hostage situation, road opening, establishing mobile check posts, intelligence gathering and drills for countering Improvised Explosive Devices.

Both the contingents will also share their techniques of unarmed combat, specialised rappelling and participate in various sports events during the two weeks’ exchange.