India invited for Asia-Pacific military exercise

Last Updated: Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 12:37

Washington: India is among countries which have been invited to participate in the largest multi-national military exercise in the Asia-Pacific region, which is being
held in Thailand from February 7 to 17 with an aim to improve capability to plan and conduct joint operations and build relationships.

Washington: India is among countries which have been invited to participate in the largest multi-national military exercise in the Asia-Pacific region, which is being
held in Thailand from February 7 to 17 with an aim to improve capability to plan and conduct joint operations and build relationships.

Full participating nations for Cobra Gold 12 include Thailand, the US, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Several Countries which have been invited to participate on the multi-national planning augmentation team included Australia, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Italy, India, Nepal, Philippines and Vietnam, the US Marine
said in a statement.

Throughout the exercise, US military forces and militaries from several other countries worldwide will conduct field training exercises, involving live-fire training as well as a non-combatant evacuation exercise, a command-post exercise, and humanitarian and civic assistance projects.

It is expected to be participated by about 13,000 forces.

Cobra Gold 2012 will improve capability to plan and conduct combined-joint operations, build relationships between partner nations and improve interoperability across the range of military operations, said the US Marine.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 12:37

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