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India, Saudi Arabia joint military exercise begins in Rajasthan


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New Delhi: The inaugural edition of India-Saudi Arabia Joint Military Exercise ‘SADA TANSEEQ’ commenced in Mahajan, Rajasthan, on Monday.

According to an official statement, the aim of the exercise is to train troops of both sides for Joint Operations in Semi Desert terrain under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.

The exercise will enable both sides to share their best practices in the tactics, techniques, and procedures of conducting operations in the sub-conventional domain. It will facilitate developing interoperability, bonhomie, and camaraderie between troops from both sides.

The exercise will involve Establishment of Mobile Vehicle Check Post, Cordon and Search Operation, House Intervention Drill, Reflex Shooting, slithering, and sniper firing.

The exercise will provide an opportunity for both contingents to strengthen their bond. It will act as a platform to achieve shared security objectives, enhance the level of defence cooperation, and foster bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.

The exercise will conclude on February 10.

The Saudi Arabian continent, comprising 45 personnel, is represented by the Royal Saudi Land Forces, while the Indian Army continent, also comprising 45 personnel, is represented by a battalion from the Brigade of the Guards (Mechanised Infantry).

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