India, Mongolia joint exercise Nomadic Elephant 2018 commenced at Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) Five Hills Training Area in Ulaanbaatar (capital of Mongolia).
Nomadic Elephant-2018 bilateral military exercise is the 13th edition, which is conducted with an aim to develop mutual understanding and respect between armies of both countries and facilitate in tackling the world wide phenomenon of terrorism.
Nomadic Elephant-2018 is a 12-days long joint exercise scheduled to be held from 10th September 2018 to 21st September 2018.
Nomadic Elephant-2018 exercise will seek to improve tactical and technical skills in joint counter insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in rural and urban scenario between both countries under United Nations mandate.
Nomadic Elephant-2018 exercise saw the participation of Indian contingent is represented by a contingent of 17 PUNJAB Regiment while Mongolian contingent is represented by Unit 084 of Mongolian Armed Forces.
During the Nomadic Elephant-2018 exercise, armies of India & Mongolia carried jointly training, planning and execute series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario. Moreover, experts from India-Mongolia will also conduct detailed discussions to share their experience on varied topics for mutual benefits.
Nomadic Elephant is an annual bilateral military exercise started in 2006. It is designed to strengthen the partnership between Indian Army and Mongolian Armed Forces.