India, Thailand conclude joint military exercise

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Joint military exercise “Maitree” between India and Thailand concluded on Friday at Krabi in Thailand, an official statement said.

At least 90 soldiers of Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army participated in the two-week-long exercise that began on July 15, 2016, under the aegis of the Royal Thailand Army.

The exercise included combined training, familiarisation with weapons and equipment used by both the countries, analysing groupings, drills and tactics while operating in counter-terrorism environment, and modalities for conduct of Area Domination operations in urban environment.

It also included operations like cordon and search, raids, and seek and destroy missions.

“The combined training was an excellent opportunity to understand and learn from each other’s experiences,” the statement said.

–IANS

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