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The first-ever joint Army exercise between the armies of India and Malaysia recently started at Kuala Lumpur.
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About the Exercise
The exercise aims at bolstering cooperation and coordination between armed forces of both nations. It also seeks to share the expertise of both contingents, in the conduct of counterinsurgency operations in jungle terrain.
The focus of the exercise is on tactical operations in jungle warfare. It involves cross-training phase followed by field training phase of seven days in the jungles of Hulu Langat.
The exercise will provide an excellent opportunity to armies of both countries to hone their operational skills and also contribute to enhancing the strategic partnership between India and Malaysia.