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Army Exercise Maitree-2019 to further bolster India and Thailand Military ties

Post by Admin,Sep 12,2019.
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Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) will conduct their joint Military Exercise MAITREE-2019 at Meghalaya from Sept 16-29, 2019.

  • Exercise MAITREE is an annual training event that is conducted in India and Thailand alternatively, since 2006.
  • In the backdrop of changing facets of global terrorism, this exercise is a significant exercise for both the nations as they face the security challenges from terrorism.
    • The Southern regions of Thailand (eg. Satun city, Patthalung province, Bangkok, etc) that are mostly visited by foreigners are prone to terrorist attacks.
  • The scope of this exercise covers company level joint training on insurgency & counter-terrorism operations in jungles and urban scenarios.
  • The joint military exercise between the Indian Army (IA) and the Royal Thailand Army (RTA) will give a boost to the defence cooperation and bilateral relations between the two nations.
  • The Royal Thailand Navy and the Indian Navy have been participating in Coordinated Patrols (CORPATs) in the Indian Ocean region since 2005.

Joint Military Exercises of India with Other Countries

Name of Exercise

Country

Hand-in-Hand

China

Shakti

France

Garuda Shakti

Indonesia

Ekuverin

Maldives

Nomadic Elephant

Mongolia

Surya Kiran

Nepal

Kurukshetra

Singapore

Mitra Shakti

Sri Lanka

Yudh Abhyas

USA