India, Mongolia joint exercise Nomadic Elephant 2018 commenced at Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) Five Hills Training Area in Ulaanbaatar (capital of Mongolia). Nomadic Elephant is annual bilateral military exercise started in 2006. It is designed to strengthen partnership between Indian Army and Mongolian Armed Forces.
Nomadic Elephant 2018
This year it is thirteenth edition of exercise aimed at developing mutual understanding and respect between armies of both countries and facilitate in tackling the world wide phenomenon of terrorism. The 12 days long joint exercise will be conducted from 10 to 21 September 2018.
This exercise will seek to improve tactical and technical skills in joint counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations in rural and urban scenario between both countries under United Nations mandate. Indian contingent is represented by contingent of 17 PUNJAB Regiment while Mongolian contingent is represented by Unit 084 of Mongolian Armed Forces.
During the exercise, armies of both countries will jointly train, plan and execute series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario. Moreover, experts from both sides will also conduct detailed discussions to share their experience on varied topics for mutual benefits.