India-Mongolia joint Exercise Nomadic Elephant kick-starts in Meghalaya

The exercise is scheduled from July 3 to 16, 2024. It has a contingent of 45 Indian soldiers from the Sikkim Scouts Battalion and other units.
Exercise Nomadic Elephant
Exercise Nomadic Elephant

New Delhi: The 16th edition of the India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant, started today at the Foreign Training Node in Umroi, Meghalaya.

The exercise is scheduled from July 3 to 16, 2024. It has a contingent of 45 Indian soldiers from the Sikkim Scouts Battalion and other units. They are joined by the 150 Quick Reaction Force Battalion of the Mongolian Army.

This annual event alternates between the two countries, with the last exercise held in Mongolia in July 2023.

The opening ceremony was graced by the Ambassador of Mongolia to India, Dambajavyn Ganbold, and Major General Prasanna Joshi, General Officer Commanding 51 Sub Area of the Indian Army.

The exercise aims to bolster joint military capabilities for counter-insurgency operations in semi-urban and mountainous terrains, aligning with Chapter VII of the United Nations Mandate.

Key tactical drills during the exercise include responding to terrorist actions, establishing joint command posts, intelligence and surveillance centers, securing helipads, small team insertions and extractions, special heliborne operations, and counter-drone measures.

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