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India, Thailand conclude 'Maitree' military exercise

ANI  |  Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) 

The Indian and Thai armed forces on Sunday concluded a two-week long platoon level exercise called 'Exercise Maitree 2018' in Jammu & Kashmir's The exercise was an annual event designed to strengthen the partnership between armies of the two countries.

The exercise began on August 6 and comprised of cross-training period, which included familiarization between the two armies to evolve drills and procedures that help in and counter-terrorism operations in varied terrains under the (UN) mandate. The first phase of the training also focused on familiarising both armies with each other's modus operandi, basic maneuvers, and evolving joint drills in the first phase.

The second phase consisted of training related to various drills and tactical scenarios in a environment, execution of tactical operations like search and destroy operation, house intervention, and survival techniques.

The exercise concluded with a 72-hour joint session on a series of tactical operations like raid, pursuit, establishing check posts, and cordon and The exercise saw both the armed forces immensely benefitted from each other's expertise and experience, thus helping in enhancement of cooperation and bonhomie between the troops.

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First Published: Sun, August 19 2018. 15:20 IST