Guwahati: The annual joint military exercise MAITREE between India Army and Royal Thailand Army kicked off at the Foreign Training Node in Umroi, Meghalaya on Monday. The exercise will last for 14 days where both the contingent will share their valuable experiences in the conduct of counter-terrorism operations, which will benefit both the countries.
The two countries, India and Thailand, have been executing the military exercise which began in the year 2006 and has been carrying out the training exercise since then. This year 50 soldiers each from both the contingent will take part in the exercise, where they will get valuable lectures, drills, demonstrations and skill-at-arms with an aim to refine tactics, techniques and procedures.
According to the press statement of PRO (Defence) in Guwahati, the joint military exercise will be conducted under the framework of the United Nations mandate. According to a press release, “the exercise will culminate with a 48-hour joint exercise which will showcase the planning and execution of joint skills of soldiers while conducting any counter-terrorism operations”.