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India-Africa joint field training exercise to kick off on March 18

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A 10-day long Africa-Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) between the and 16 African nations will be conducted in from March 18 to 27.

As many as 10 personnel, each from the participating nations from the African continent and personnel of of Indian Army, will participate in the joint exercise which will be conducted at two locations in Pune's Foreign Training Node at and in Kirkee.

The aim of the exercise is to train the participating contingents in Humanitarian Mine Assistance (HMA) and Peace Keeping Operations (PKO) under the Charter. In addition to the participating nations from the African continent, officers from Rwanda, and would attend the exercise as Observers.

The joint exercise focuses on incorporating the current dynamics of the Peace Keeping operations through practical and comprehensive discussions and tactical exercises. The joint exercise will focus on achieving interoperability, learning each other's methodologies and tactics through synchronised operational level planning and tactical level training.

It will cover the dynamics of raising a Mission headquarters, nuances of establishing team sites in disturbed Tactical aspects of various tasks to be undertaken by the peacekeeping force which includes protection of civilians, the establishment of a standing combat deployment, convoy protection, aspects of patrolling and understanding rules of engagements under Chapter VII of Charter for Peace Keeping missions, will also be covered.

The nuances of Humanitarian Mine Assistance being covered will include establishment and functioning of (MAC), identification and survey of contaminated and

An equipment display of all indigenously developed is also planned on March 26 and 27 during the joint exercise under the aegis of (FICCI) at the Foreign Training Node in Aundh. Major players from both the civil and defence industry will put up stalls and showcase their in an attempt to globalise the

The exercise is expected to greatly facilitate sharing of Indian Armed Forces experiences in United Nations Peace Keeping operations with countries in and shall significantly enhance relations with the African continent.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:41 IST