Joint Indo-Malaysia military exercise
Joint Indo-Malaysia military exercise

Joint Indo-Malaysian military exercise commences at Kuala Lumpur

ANI | Updated: Apr 30, 2018 20:45 IST

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], April 30 (ANI): Indian and Malaysian army commenced a joint military exercise called Harimau Shakti 2018 at Wardieburn Camp in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

Lieutenant Colonel Irwan Ibrahim, Commanding officer of the First Royal Ranger Regiment of Malaysian Army welcomed the Indian contingent and wished the Indian and Malaysian troops for a successful and mutually beneficial joint exercise, as per a government press release.

The two-week long military exercise began with a formal handing over of the Regimental Flag to the Malaysian Army signifying the merger of the Indian and Malaysian contingents under one Commander.

Further, there were customary briefings to the joint contingent on Malaysian country brief, exercise settings, and security aspects.

The day ended on a sporty note as the two armies played a friendly Volleyball match which was won by the visiting contingent, India.

The joint operation was conducted with respect to the United Nations mandate to improve counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism tactical and technical skills.

Emphasis will be laid on increasing the interoperability between the Indian and Malaysian military forces. (ANI)