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Exercise AUSTRAHIND-23

Exercise AUSTRAHIND-23:

The Indian Armed Forces contingent, comprising 81 personnel, departed for Australia to take part in the second edition of Joint Military Exercise AUSTRAHIND-23.

  • Exercise AUSTRAHIND-23 was instituted in 2022, and the first edition was conducted in Mahajan, Rajasthan.
  • It is planned to be an annual training event to be conducted alternatively in India and Australia.
  • The aim of the exercise is to foster collaborative partnerships and share best practises between the two sides.
  • This year, the exercise will be conducted in Perth, Australia, from November 22nd to December 6th, 2023.
  • The Indian Army contingent, comprising 60 personnel from a battalion of the Gorkha Rifles will take part in this exercise.
  • The exercise will also promote inter-operability while undertaking multi-domain operations in urban and Semi-Urban terrain under Chapter VII of the United Nations on peacekeeping operations.
  • The joint exercise will promote the exchange of ideas and jointly rehearse tactics, techniques and procedures for conducting tactical operations.
  • The exercise will also help in promoting understanding between the two militaries and further strengthening defence cooperation between the two friendly nations.