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Indian And Malaysian Armies In Meghalaya For Exercise Harimau Shakti-2023

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  • The training will mostly be about getting very fit, doing practical drills, and sharing the best ways to do things with each other.
  • The Exercise will end with a certification exercise that lasts 48 hours and takes place in a semi-urban area.

The Defence PRO of Guwahati said that the Indian and Malaysian Armies started a joint training exercise called “Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023” on Monday in Umroi Cantonment, India.

The 5th Royal Battalion of the Malaysian Army was part of the Malaysian Army force. A Battalion of the Rajput Regiment will play the part of the Indian troops.

A press statement said that the last Exercise took place in Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia, in November 2022.

Up until November 5, 2023, Exercise Harimau Shakti will involve about 120 people from both sides. Its goal is to improve the military’s ability to carry out Multi Domain Operations in non-traditional situations. As part of the practice, both groups will set up a Joint Command Post, an integrated surveillance grid, and a Joint Surveillance Center.

Teams from both sides will practice working together in wild, semi-urban, and urban settings. It also said that drills for gathering, analyzing, and sharing information would be practiced.

Drones (also called UAVs) and helicopters will be used in the exercise. Two sides will also practice how to handle injuries and get people out of the area. At the Battalion level, both groups will talk about supply management and do survival training.

The training will mostly be about getting very fit, doing practical drills, and sharing the best ways to do things with each other. The Exercise will end with a certification exercise that lasts 48 hours and takes place in a semi-urban area.

The goal of “Exercise Harimau Shakti” is to improve the level of defense cooperation between the Indian Army and the Malaysian Army. This will also help improve ties between the two countries, according to the press release.

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