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India & Thailand joint military exercise ‘Maitree 2018’ held in Thailand: Details



India & Thailand joint military exercise ‘Maitree 2018’ held in Thailand: Details, Significance, About

Indian Army and Royal Thai Army Joint military exercise named ‘Maitree 2018’ was conducted in Thailand from 6th August 2018 to 19th August 2018.

The ‘Maitree 2018’ joint military exercise contributed extremely in developing mutual understanding and bonhomie between armies of India-Thailand in order to counter terrorism.

About Maitree 2018

Maitree 2018 military exercise is a platoon level exercise that comprises of infantry component. Its opening ceremony was started with the familiarisation of organisation and display of weapons and equipment of both the armies.

Maitree 2018 military exercise mainly emphasized to edge tactical and technical skills in joint counter insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in the rural and urban scenario under United Nations (UN) mandate.

Maitree 2018 military exercise lay due emphasis on increasing interoperability between forces from both countries which is considered crucial for success of any joint operation.

India & Thailand armies also jointly trained planned and executed series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralization of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario. Besides, experts from both sides also held detailed discussions to share their experience on varied topics for mutual benefit.


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