India is hosting the 16th edition of India-Mongolia joint military exercise Nomadic Elephant.

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  • This edition of the Joint Military Exercise is being held, at the Foreign Training NodeUmroi (Meghalaya) from 03rd to 16th July 2024. 
  • The Indian contingent is being represented by a Battalion of Sikkim Scouts. 
  • The Mongolian contingent is being represented by personnel from 150 Quick Reaction Force Battalion of the Mongolian Army. 

Benefits of the Exercise

  • Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT will enable both sides to share their best practices in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures of conducting joint operations. 
  • The exercise will also facilitate the development of inter-operability, bonhomie and camaraderie between the two armies. 
  • This will also enhance the level of defence cooperation, further augmenting bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.

About Exercise Nomadic Elephant 

  • It is an annual training event conducted alternatively in India and Mongolia since 2004.
    The last edition was conducted in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in July 2023. 
  • The Exercise aims to enhance the joint military capability of both sides to undertake counter-insurgency operations in a sub-conventional scenario under Chapter VII of the United Nations Mandate.

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