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Indian Army contingent leaving for Oman for joint military exercise

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A 60-member contingent from the Udhampur-based will leave for next week for a joint military exercise, a said Thursday.

General-Officer-Commanding-In-Chief Lt Gen interacted with the contingent Thursday.

The team is participating in the fortnight-long 'Al-Nagah III', the third in a series of bilateral army exercises between the two countries, the said.

Lt Gen Singh said the exercise is scheduled to be held from March 12-March 25 at and it will see the two armies exchange expertise and experience in tactics, weapon-handling and firing.

The exercise aims to enhance interoperability in antiterrorist operations in semiurban mountainous terrain, the said.

The bilateral security ties have continued to develop since the beginning of India-Joint Military Cooperation meetings in 2006, underscoring the strategic partnership between two important nations of Region (IOR).

The Indian contingent will be represented by four officers, nine Junior Commissioned Officers and 47 other ranks of the Garhwal Rifles regiment, The said.

He said similar strength is also to be fielded by the of of (RAO).

Observer delegation comprising senior officers of both the armies will witness the validation demonstration to be held on March 25, the spokesman said.

The spokesman said the vast presence of Indian expatriates contributes to the economic development of the two countries.

The relationship between the two nations assumes special significance with IOR fast turning out to be the nerve centre of trade, commerce and between the east and the west, the spokesman said, adding the exercise will go a long way in enhancing and understanding of capabilities and strengthening camaraderie between the two armies.

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First Published: Thu, March 07 2019. 18:20 IST