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US – Indonesia Military Drill

US – Indonesia Military Drill:

The United States and Indonesian militaries had conducted annual joint combat exercises on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island.

  • For the first time, participants from other partner nations have also joined amid growing maritime activity by China in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • More than 5,000 soldiers from the U.S., Indonesia, Australia, Japan and Singapore participated in this 2022’s exercises.
  • The exercises were designed to strengthen interoperability, capability, trust and cooperation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
  • The exercises lasted till 14th August 2022, encompassing army, navy, air force and marine drills.