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Exercise Khaan Quest 2023

Exercise Khaan Quest 2023:

The multinational Peacekeeping Joint Exercise “Ex Khaan Quest 2023” commenced in Mongolia.

  • Exercise Khaan Quest 2023features participation from military contingents and observers from over 20 countries.
  • The exercise is co-sponsored by Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) and the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC).
  • The Indian Army is represented by a contingent from the GARHWAL RIFLES.
  • The 14-day exercise is aimed at enhancing the interoperability of the participating nations, sharing experience and training uniformed personnel for the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO).
  • The exercise will prepare participants for future UN Peacekeeping missions, develop peace operations capabilities and enhance military readiness.
  • The exercise includes Command Post Exercise (CPX), Field Training Exercises (FTX), combat discussions, lectures and demonstrations.
  • UN peacekeepers provide security and political peace-building support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace.
  • UN Peacekeeping is guided by three basic principles:
    • Consent of the parties
    • Impartiality
    • Non-use of force except in self-defence and defence of the mandate.