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 Troops of India, Thailand to participate in MAITREE exercise in Meghalaya
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Troops of India, Thailand to participate in MAITREE exercise in Meghalaya

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New Delhi, Sep 12 : Aiming to further enhance the defence cooperation between both the nations, a joint military exercise MAITREE-2019 between troops of India and Thailand will be conducted at Foreign Training Node in Umroi of Meghalaya from September 16-29.

Indian and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) comprising 50 soldiers each will participate in the exercise with an aim to share experience gained during various counter terrorism operations in their respective countries, an Indian Army spokesperson said.

Exercise MAITREE is an annual training event which is being conducted alternatively in Thailand and India since 2006.

Notably, in the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries, Exercise MAITREE with Thailand is a significant in terms of the security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of changing facets of global terrorism.

The scope of this exercise covers company level joint training on counter terrorism operations in jungle and urban scenario.

The joint military exercise will enhance the level of defence co-operation between Indian Army (IA) and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) which in turn will further foster defence cooperation and bilateral relations between the two nations.(UNI)