The Indian Army will conduct military exercises with African nations at the Aundh Military station and College of Military Engineering in Pune.
Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique and Uganda will be participating in the joint military exercise.
The joint exercise named ‘India-Africa Field Training’ is being conducted with an aim to synergise United Nations peacekeeping operations.
“The exercise will forge better military ties and extend India’s outreach in Africa,’ said an Army source.
The exercise is scheduled to be held between March 18 to 27, 2019.
The delegates from the participating countries have attended two rounds of conferences for planning the exercise.
Training in anti-terror operations, humanitarian mine action and joint peace operations keeping in mind UN mission will be the focus of the military exercise.
‘This is a positive step towards growing political and military ties with the African nations. It will boost strategic cooperation between the countries,” the source added.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat along with senior officers from participating nations is also expected to attend the validation ceremony when the exercise is concluded.
By: India Today
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