The twelfth edition of Indo-Mongolian Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2017 is underway at Vairengte in Mizoram, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
The two week exercise from April 5-18 is aimed at training the troops in Counter Insurgency & Counter Terrorism Operations (CICT Ops) under the United Nations mandate.
The joint training will also lay emphasis on conducting operations by a joint subunit, comprising of troops from both the armies, in adverse operational conditions aimed at enhancing the interoperability between the two armies.
In this edition of exercise, Indian Army is represented by a contingent comprising of three officers, four JCOs and 39 soldiers of the Jammu & Kashmir Rifles While Mongolian Army is represented by nine officers and 36 soldiers of the elite 084 Special Forces Task Battalion.
The Eleventh Indo-Mongolia joint training Exercise Nomadic Elephant - 2016 was held in Mongolia.
Vairengte houses Indian Army’s elite Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School.
The first joint Nomadic Elephant was held in 2004 and since then it is annually held. It seeks to promote military associations between India and Mongolia.