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Indian, Afghan Army conduct joint exercises

PTI | Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 17:49

Jodhpur: The Indian Army and Afghan National Army carried out various operational exercises as part of their joint training here on Thursday.

Southern Army Commander Lt Gen Ashok Singh surveyed the exercises between the two armies, defence spokesperson S D Goswami said.

The joint training being conducted for the last few days is aimed at promoting military relationship between the two countries through mutual exchange of special operational tactics, primarily in a `Sub Conventional Scenerio`, he said.

Focus of the training, which will culminate on December 29, is on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations, with special emphasis on operations in `Built up Areas and Rural Areas` in a realistic functional environment, the spokesman said.

First Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 17:49
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