1 SIEMENS DUMPS RUSSIAN PARTNER WWW.CNN.COM PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      2 KT EXITING INVESTMENT IN MONGOLIA WWW.COMMUNICATIONSTODAY.CO.IN PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      3 DIGGING TOGETHER: MONGOLIA AND CHINESE ARCHAEOLOGISTS CO-OPERATE WWW.NEWS.MN PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      4 IMF TEAM ARRIVES TO MONITOR IMPLEMENTATION OF EFF PROGRAM WWW.MONTSAME.MN PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      5 MULTINATIONAL PEACEKEEPING EXERCISE "KHAAN QUEST" 2017 WWW.NEWS.MN PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      6 MONGOLIAN IMMIGRATION AGENCY WARNS OF FAKE VISAS WWW.NEWS.MN PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      7 MILITARY AVIATION MAKES UP BULK OF RUSSIAN ARMS EXPORTS WWW.RT.COM PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      8 INDIAN AMBASSADOR PAYS COURTESY CALL ON PRESIDENT KH.BATTULGA WWW.MONTSAME.MN PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      9 CENTERRA GETS SOME BREATHING ROOM IN DISPUTE WITH KYRGYZ REPUBLIC WWW.MINING.COM PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      10 LENOVO TEAMS UP WITH JD TO BUILD BIG DATA PLATFORM WWW.CHINADAILY.COM PUBLISHED:2017/07/21      ОУВС-ГИЙНХАН МАНАЙ УЛСАД АЖИЛЛАЖ БАЙНА WWW.MONTSAME.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/21     ​МОНГОЛБАНКИНД 7.2 ТОНН АЛТ ТУШААЖЭЭ WWW.DNN.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/21     УЛСЫН ХИЛЭЭР НЭВТЭРСЭН ГАДААДЫН ИРГЭДИЙН ТОО 20.1 ХУВИАР ӨСЖЭЭ WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/21     ​АЗИЙН ХӨГЖЛИЙН БАНК АЗИЙН ХӨГЖИЖ БУЙ ОРНУУДЫН ЭДИЙН ЗАСГИЙН ӨСӨЛТИЙН ТӨЛВИЙГ НЭМЭГДҮҮЛЭВ WWW.DNN.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/21     СЗХ МОНГОЛ УЛСЫН ЗАХ ЗЭЭЛД ЗӨВШӨӨРӨХ БИРЖҮҮДИЙН ТҮР ЖАГСААЛТЫГ БАТЛАВ WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/21     АПУ ХК-ИЙН ХУВЬЦААНЫ ХАНШ 48.8 ХУВИАР ӨСӨВ WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/21     МХБ:13 КОМПАНИ НОГДОЛ АШИГ ТАРААГААД БАЙНА WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/21     ЭЛЧИН САЙД НАРЫГ ЭГҮҮЛЭН ТАТАХ ТУХАЙ АЛБАН БИЧИГТ ХАРИУ ӨГЛӨӨ WWW.MONTSAME.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/20     "IVANHOE MINES" КОМПАНИ КОНГО УЛСЫН ЕРӨНХИЙЛӨГЧ БОЛОН ТҮҮНИЙ АХ ДҮҮСТЭЙ ТОМООХОН ХЭЛЦЛҮҮД ХИЙЛЭЭ WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/20     ОЮУТОЛГОЙН ОЛБОРЛОЛТ 3.5%-ИАР ӨСӨВ WWW.MONGOLIANMMININGJOURNAL.COM НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2017/07/20    

Nomadic Elephant 2017: India-Mongolia Train Together To Take On Terrorism www.ndtv.com

 
VAIRENGTE, MIZORAM: Somewhere near Vairengte in the north-eastern state of Mizoram, the sun is harsher than it should be in April. Suddenly, a helicopter appears on the horizon and soldiers slither down the rope that is dropped from the chopper as it hovers over a field where the crop has been recently harvested. The men disappear behind a hillock and then there's silence. Minutes later, gun shots are heard. Amidst the heavy firing, the soldiers, who literally appeared from thin air, throw a grenade into one of the structures. The grenade explodes and the soldiers return with a captive man. Another man tries to escape but he is shot by a sniper who takes aim from behind a set of trees.
 
This is a reality in insurgency-hit states but this time around it is make-believe. The 12th edition of India-Mongolia military exercises, titled Nomadic Elephant 2017 have just concluded at the army's premier Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Vairengte at Mizoram. The two armies have collaborated and trained to fight terrorism together. This exercise is a display of the skills they have acquired.
 
Three officers, four JCOs and 39 soldiers of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles have teamed up with nine officers and 36 soldiers who belong to Mongolia's elite 084 Special Task Battalion that has served in areas like South Sudan, a region hit by civil war and is being manned by a UN Peacekeeping Force. Mongolia, hasn't really suffered the scourge of terrorism but knows terrorism has no borders and its always prudent to have a well-trained anti-insurgency force with special skills in jungle warfare.
 
Major General Sukhbat Radnaabazar, the Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces tells NDTV, "Those abilities which we have learned from here have taught us how to counter terrorism in the future. Because terrorism today is globalised it is an international threat at this time."
 
Major General PN Verma, the General Officer Commanding of the 59 Infantry Division says, "This battalion which has come from Mongolia is one of their most elite battalions. It has got a lot of exposure in the international arena. They have got their own exposure, their own expertise as a specialised force and it was great learning from them some procedures and drills which is different from ours."
 
Soldiers from 40 countries have exercised at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School
The soldiers from India and Mongolia have displayed how they tackle a hostage situation, an ambush and clearing a terrorist hideous, jobs that require extreme skills and tenacity.
 
Commanding Officer of 15 JAKRIF, Colonel Parvinder Singh, SM says, "For the last 15 days we have mutually benefitted from the expertise of each other and the kind of synergy, functional coordination and the tactical interoperability that we have achieved you just witnessed. It is commendable and both have benefitted from this exercise."
 
Soldiers from 40 countries have exercised at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School after it was set up in 1970. For Mongolia, it's the 12th joint exercise and it is called Nomadic Elephant 2017, which the two armies say have helped them prepare to take on any eventuality that they may have to face in case terror strikes. But what perhaps also is worth noting is the mood with which the exercises ended. The men may not have spoken a common language but in the words of one officer, "they met as strangers and departed as brothers."


Published Date:2017-04-21