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AFINDEX-19 to be conducted in Pune

Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) between the Indian Army and 16 African nations will be conducted in Pune from March 18 to 27.
AFINDEX-19 to be conducted in Pune

About AFINDEX-19:

  • 10 personnel, each from the participating nations from the African continent and personnel of Maratha Light Infantry of the Indian Army will participate in the joint exercise.
  • The joint exercise would be held at Pune's Foreign Training Node at Aundh Military Station and College of Military Engineering in Kirkee.
  • AFINDEX-19 aims to train the participating contingents in Humanitarian Mine Assistance (HMA) and Peace Keeping Operations (PKO) under the United Nations Charter through practical and comprehensive discussions and tactical exercises.
  • Contingents from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, Uganda, Niger & Zambia are part of the joint exercise together with officers from Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar as Observers.
  • The joint exercise will also focus on achieving interoperability, learning each other's methodologies and tactics through synchronised operational level planning and tactical level training.
  • The joint exercise will also cover the dynamics of raising a Mission headquarters, nuances of establishing military observer team sites in disturbed areas.

What is expected from this joint exercise?

AFINDEX-19 is expected to greatly facilitate sharing of Indian Armed Forces experiences in United Nations Peace Keeping operations with countries in Africa and shall significantly enhance relations with the African continent.

Question:

Q. Where will the Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) between the Indian Army and 16 African nations be conducted from March 18 to 27?
a. Pune
b. Pokhran
c. Agra
d. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
AFINDEX-19 to be conducted in Pune AFINDEX-19 to be conducted in Pune Reviewed by pooja on March 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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