India And Indonesia To Conduct Joint Training Exercise “Garuda Shakti IV”


Garuda Shakti, the 4th edition of joint training exercise between India and Indonesia will be hosted by Indonesia. The 13-day long joint exercise will begin from today and will end on March 23 at Magelang, Indonesia. The exercise is conducted on a reciprocal basis and its first edition was conducted in the year 2012 in India. The second edition was conducted in Indonesia in 2013 and third in India in 2014. 

The exercise is aimed at building and promoting positive relations between the two Armies of India and Indonesia. The Indian Army is sending a platoon strength contingent that will be training with the Airborne battalion of the Indonesian Army. The exercise will be on a joint counter insurgency operation with the setting of both rural and urban scenarios. The exercise will “enhance” the abilities of both the armies to undertake counter insurgency operations under the United Nations Charter.

According to officials, Both the armies expect to learn from each other’s doctrines, tactics and experiences in such operations. The exercise is expected to identify the areas of expertise, evolve combat tactical drills for such operations and undertake combines training for a threat neutralization.

The opening ceremony for the exercise will be conducted on 11 March 16 and the Senior officers from the army and civilian dignitaries of both the country will be the part of the closing ceremony.
Extra Info :
President of Indonesia : Joko Widodo
Capital: Jakarta
Currency: Indonesian rupiah
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the Joint training exercise which is going to held between India & Indonesia ?
2. Which country is going to host the Garuda Shakti IV Training exercise ?
3. Which edition of Garuda Shakti is going to conduct in Indonesia recently ?
Courtesy : PIB News 

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