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India to conduct Military Exercises with Vietnam and Oman (separately)

  • Published
    1st Aug, 2022
Context

In its bid to bolster military ties, Indian Army soldiers are scheduled to hold exercises with the Army personnel of Oman and Vietnam, the two countries which are strategically significant for India.

  • The 3rd Edition of Vietnam India Bilateral Army Exercise “Ex VINBAX 2022” is scheduled to be conducted at Chandimandir.
  • Indo-Oman joint military exercise (Military Exercise AL NAJAH –IV) commences in Rajasthan.
About

Ex VINBAX 2022:

  • Ex VINBAX is Bilateral Army Exercise between India and Vietnam.
  • The third edition will be conducted at Chandimandir, Haryana.
  • Last edition was conducted in 2019
  • Theme: Ex VINBAX 2022 will be held under the theme- “employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team under United Nations Contingent for Peacekeeping Operations”.
  • Vietnam is also an important partner in Act East policy of India as well as Indo-Pacific vision.
  • The exercise will strengthen mutual confidence, inter-operability and enable sharing of best practices between the Indian Army and Vietnam People’s Army.
  • The joint exercise will also provide an opportunity to the troops of both the Contingents to learn about the social and cultural heritage of each other.
  • Indian Army is being represented by troops from the 105 Engineer Regiment.

Military Exercise AL NAJAH –IV:

  • The AL NAJAH-IV exercise is a joint military exercise between the Armies of India and Oman
  • The Indian Army is represented by troops from the 18 Mechanised Infantry Battalion.
    • From the Oman side, the Sultan of Oman Parachute Regimentwill participate in the AL NAJAH-IV exercise.
  • The joint exercise would focus on Counter Terrorism Operations, Regional Security Operations and Peace Keeping Operations under United Nations charter apart from organising joint physical training schedules, tactical drills, techniques and procedures.
  • Joint military exercise aims to enhance the level of defence co-operation between Indian Army and Royal Army of Oman and will further manifest in enhancing the bilateral relations between the two nations.
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