India, Mongolia hold joint exercise 'Nomadic Elephant' to boost military cooperation

The eleventh edition of India-Mongolia joint military training Exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant – 2016’ has commenced at Mongolia.
It seeks to promote military associations between India and Mongolia. The first joint exercise was held in 2004 and since then it is annually held.
Key facts

  • Aim of exercise is to develop synergy and interoperability between the two armies to fight in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism (CICT) environment under the United Nation mandate.
  • In this edition, a platoon of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army along with a team of two observers is taking part in the event.
  • The Indian contingent will share its practical experiences of CICT operations through a series of classroom lectures and outdoor demonstrations.



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