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Indian Army Departs for 13th Edition of India-Thailand Joint Military Exercise MAITREE

New Delhi: A contingent of the Indian Army departed yesterday to participate in the 13th edition of the India-Thailand joint military Exercise MAITREE. Scheduled to take place from July 1 to July 15, 2024, at Fort Vachiraprakan in Tak Province, Thailand, this exercise aims to strengthen military cooperation between the two nations. The previous edition was held in Umroi, Meghalaya, in September 2019.

The Indian Army’s contingent consists of 76 personnel, primarily from a Battalion of the LADAKH SCOUTS, along with members from other arms and services. Similarly, the Royal Thailand Army contingent includes 76 personnel, mainly from the 1st Battalion, 14 Infantry Regiment of the 4th Division.

Exercise MAITREE aims to enhance combined capabilities in executing joint counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in both jungle and urban environments, under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. The exercise will emphasize physical fitness, joint planning, and tactical drills.

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