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India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT is scheduled to be conducted from 03rd to 16th July 2024 in Umroi, Meghalaya.

  • Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT is the 16th edition of the India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise.
  • A Battalion of SIKKIM SCOUTS is representing the Indian contingent comprising of 45 personnel along with personnel from other arms and services.
  • It is an annual training event conducted alternatively in India and Mongolia. The last edition was conducted in Mongolia in July 2023.
  • Aim is to enhance the joint military capability of both sides to undertake counter-insurgency operations in a sub-conventional scenario under Chapter VII of the United Nations Mandate.
  • The exercise will focus on operations in the semi-urban and mountainous terrain.
  • Tactical drills during the Exercise include Response to a Terrorist Action, Establishment of a Joint Command Post, establishment of an Intelligence & Surveillance Centre, Securing of a Helipad/ Landing Site etc.
  • This exercise will enable both sides to share their best practices in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for conducting joint operations.
  • The exercise will also facilitate the development of inter-operability, bonhomie and camaraderie between the two armies.
  • This will also enhance the level of defence cooperation, further augmenting bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.