Indo-Thai joint military exercise

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A 15-day long joint military training exercise between the Indian and Thai army will begin from July 3 in Himachal Pradesh.

About exercise

  • The joint exercise between the two armies is an annual event.
  • The aim is to build and promote bilateral Army-to-Army relations and enhance inter-operability between the two armies
  • As part of the exercise the two armies will jointly plan and execute a series of drills for the neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in counter terrorism environment.
  • Approximately 50 troops from Royal Thailand Army and an equal number of Indian soldiers from the Northern Command will participate in the exercise.
  • The armies of India and Thailand are conducting the yearly joint training exercise named Ex Maitree 2017 from July 3 to July 17 at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh.
  • The conduct of ‘Ex Maitree 2017’ would go a long way in enhancing defence cooperation between the two countries.

Source : Economic Times

GS II : International Relation


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