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India And Malaysia Enhance Military Synergy Through Exercise Harimau Shakti-2023

Story Highlights
  • The Harimau Shakti-IV CPX planned based on the main idea and duty of Chapter VII of Peace Enforcement.
  • The joint training would end with a 48-hour validation exercise that would be used to practice and test the tactical skills in a simulated sub-conventional setting.

As proof of their continued cooperation in defense, the Indian and Malaysian forces have started “Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023.”

The goal of this joint training exercise between the two countries, which is being held at Umroi Cantonment in India, is to improve military cooperation and make the two countries stronger.

India and Malaysia are working together on an exercise called Ex HARIMAU SHAKTI-2023, which covers a lot of different operational areas in a non-traditional setting, according to a statement from the Public Relations Officer (PRO) Defence, Guwahati.

It said that the drill will start on October 23, 2023, at the Foreign Training Node in Umroi Cantonment, India, and end on November 5, 2023.

A press release said, “The goal is to achieve interoperability, and personnel from both armies have been training for the past week.” Combat conditioning and tactical training were given to both groups. This included firing drills and “battle hardening” lessons.

A lot of attention was paid to teaching troops in the jungle in things like the Hellebore operation, rock climbing, jungle survival skills, reflex shooting and how to use snipers, IED and counter-IED drills, the Army Marshal Art Routine, and more.

The release says that the Indian contingent learned about the operational processes and drills of the Malaysian contingent and that the Malaysian contingent learned about the Indian contingent.

The joint training would end with a 48-hour validation exercise that would be used to practice and test the tactical skills in a simulated sub-conventional setting.

The Command Post Exercise (CPX) was part of Exercise Harimau Shakti -IV 2023. It was a tabletop planning event that tested the operational planning skills of unit leaders and staff officers. It said that during the Harimau-IV Missions, missions are watched on computer screens, maps, and overlays while fake insurgent groups fight back.

The Harimau Shakti-IV CPX planned based on the main idea and duty of Chapter VII of Peace Enforcement. A raid on an insurgent’s hideout and cordon and search operations were planned to happen over the course of three days in Umroi.

The release said that CPX used all of the Army’s combat and combat support assets, such as infantry, artillery, engineers, signals, logistics, and medical teams, in the planning process.

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