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Harimau Shakti: Indo Malaysian Joint Military Exercise

HARIMAU SHAKTI 2018 is a bilateral military exercise to be conducted between India and Malaysia from 30th April 2018 to 13th May 2018.
Harimau Shakti: Indo Malaysian joint military exercise
It will be conducted in the dense forests of Sengai Perdik, Hulu Langat, Malaysia as part of ongoing defence cooperation between both countries.

Aim

  • The exercise aims at bolstering cooperation and coordination between armed forces of both nations. It also seeks to share expertise of both contingent in conduct of counter insurgency operations in jungle terrain.

Highlights

  • Indian contingent will be represented by 4 GRENADIERS, one of the oldest infantry battalions having rich operational experience in conventional as well as counter insurgency warfare. 
  • While, the Malaysian contingent will be represented by soldiers from 1 Royal Ranjer Regiment and the Royal Malay Regiment; both are known for their experience in Jungle Warfare. 
  • This is the first instance wherein a joint training exercise of this magnitude involving Indian and Malaysian soldiers is being organized in Malaysia.
  • It will involve cross training phase followed by field training phase of seven days in jungles of Hulu Langat wherein both armies will jointly train, plan and execute series of training activities.
  • The main focus of the exercise will be on tactical operations in jungle warfare. 
  • It will provide excellent opportunity to armies of both countries to hone their operational skills and· also contribute to enhance strategic partnership between India and Malaysia.
Harimau Shakti: Indo Malaysian Joint Military Exercise Harimau Shakti: Indo Malaysian Joint Military Exercise Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on April 27, 2018 Rating: 5

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