EXERCISE NOMADIC ELEPHANT (Syllabus GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     5th July 2024        
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Context: The India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT is set to commence in Umroi, Meghalaya, focusing on enhancing tactical skills and interoperability between the two nations' armed forces.


Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT

  • About: This exercise marks the 16th edition of the annual India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise.
  • Participants from India: The Indian contingent comprises 45 personnel from the Battalion of SIKKIM SCOUTS, along with members from other arms and services.
  • Objective: Aimed at enhancing joint military capabilities for counter-insurgency operations in a Sub Conventional scenario under Chapter VII of the United Nations Mandate.

oThe exercise aims to enhance inter-operability and foster camaraderie and bonhomie between the Indian and Mongolian armies.

  • Focus Areas: Operations in semi-urban and mountainous terrain.
  • Tactical Drills: It include response to a terrorist action, establishment of a Joint Command Post, establishment of an Intelligence & Surveillance Centre, and securing of a Helipad/Landing Site.
  • Sharing Best Practices: Both sides will exchange tactics, techniques, and procedures for conducting joint military operations.
  • Impact on Bilateral Relations: It is expected that the exercise will strengthen defence cooperation and further bolster bilateral relations between India and Mongolia.
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