India-Oman joint military exercise Al-Nagah-II 2017 held in Himachal Pradesh
The joint military exercise Al-Nagah-II 2017 between India and Oman began in the Dhauladhar Ranges in Bakloh belt of Himachal Pradesh to strengthen the military ties between the two countries.
This is the second edition of the exercise in continuation of a series of joint exercises between the armies of the two countries. The first edition of the exercise was held at Muscat, Oman in 2015.
- The 14-day joint exercise aims to acquaint both forces with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of counter insurgency, counter terrorism environment.
- The troops have been drawn from one infantry battalion each from the two armies. Approximately sixty troops from both countries are participating in the exercise.
- The exercise will also enhance the interoperability between the two armed forces in conducting joint military operations.