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Ex Khaan Quest 2022

  • 07 Jun 2022
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A Multinational Peacekeeping exercise “Ex Khaan Quest 2022” featuring participation from military contingents from 16 countries has commenced in Mongolia.

  • Indian Army is represented by a contingent from the Ladakh Scouts.
  • Nomadic Elephants is the other Military Exercise which is Conducted between the two Countries.

What is the Ex Khaan Quest?

  • Khaan Quest 2022 is a multinational peacekeeping operations exercise conducted in Mongolia.
    • It consists of a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission command post exercise, a UN PKO (PeaceKeeping Operation) Mission field training exercise, at the Mongolian Armed Forces' Five Hills Training Area.
  • The exercise is designed to improve peacekeeping capabilities, strengthen military-to-military relationships and enhance the core UN doctrine PKO competencies of all participants.
    • The 2008 doctrine re-confirms and provides a contemporary understanding of how practitioners might apply the UN's three basic peacekeeping principles, namely: consent, impartiality and non-use of force, except in self-defence and defence of the mandate.
  • The exercise will also enable sharing of best practices between the Armed Forces of participating nations and will include field training exercises, combat discussions, lectures and demonstration.
  • The military exercise will enhance the level of defence co-operation between Indian Army and participating countries especially with the Mongolian Armed Forces which will enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.

Source: PIB

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