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11th India-Mongolia Joint Training Exercise: Nomadic Elephant -2016
May 28, 2016

To promote military associations between India and Mongolia, the 11th Indo-Mongolia joint training Exercise, Nomadic Elephant-2016 was held recently in Mongolia. The aim of this exercise was to develop synergy and inter-operability between the two armies to fight in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism environment under the United Nation mandate.

Key Points

  • The Indian Army sent platoon-strength soldiers of the Kumaon Regiment. A team of two observers also took part in the event.

  • About 60 personnel from the Mongolian Armed Forces took part in the exercise.

  • The exercise comprised of the specialised operations in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism setting.

  • The Indian contingent shared their practical experiences of Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism operations through a series of classroom lectures and outdoor demonstrations.

  • The Indian Army’s demos included house clearing and room intervention techniques in a hostage situation, road opening, establishing mobile check posts, intelligence gathering and drills for countering improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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

  • This was the 11th Indo-Mongolia exercise. India and Mongolia held their first joint exercise in 2004 and the joint drills are being held every year. After 2005, the next drill was conducted in Mongolia in 2008.

India undertook the exercise in order to develop synergy and interoperability between the two armies to fight Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism mandated by the United Nations.


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