Exercise Maitree 2016: Joint Indo-Thailand Military Exercise
THE INDO-THAILAND MILITARY EXERCISE Maitree, which commenced on July 15, 2016, under the aegis of the Royal Thailand Army concluded on July 29, 2016, at Krabi, Thailand. Some 90 soldiers of the Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army had participated in the two-week-long exercise. The exercise included combined training, familiarisation with weapons and equipment used by both the countries, analysing groupings, drills and tactics while operating in counter-terrorism environment and modalities for conduct of area domination operations in urban environment apart from operations like cordon and search, raids and seek and destroy Missions. The combined training was an excellent opportunity to understand and learn from each other’s experiences. During the exercise both the armies were able to evolve common tactical procedures and drills to enhance interoperability.
(Top) Exercise Maitree country contingents during the opening ceremony in Thailand; (right) Soldiers of the Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army during the exercise.