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Indo-Mongolia joint military training exercise commences

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Aug 6, IRNA -- In the backdrop of ongoing and ever increasing defence cooperation between Mongolia Army and Indian Army, a ten-day joint training execise, "Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2012" commenced in Karnataka district headquarters town of Belgaum.

Having started in the year 2004, it's the eighth Indo-Mongolia joint training, according to a Defence release.

"This training aims to modernise Mongolian defence establishment, train their defence personnel for serving in UN peacekeeping force in conflict areas and enhance interoperability between the two Armies while carrying out counter insurgency/counter terrorism operations during peace keeping operations under UN mandate, anywhere in world", it said.

"This would also enhance defence cooperation, understanding and synergy between the two Armies and rekindle the centuries old relationship between the two nations", the statement said added.

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