Indo-Indonesia Exercise Garuda Shakti-IV
Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda Shakti is conducted as part of military diplomacy between Indian and Indonesian Army alternatively in India and Indonesia respectively. The exercise is conducted on a reciprocal basis and its first edition was conducted in the year 2012 in India. The second edition was conducted in Indonesia in 2013 and third in India in 2014. The exercise is aimed at building and promoting positive relations between the two armies of India and Indonesia.
The fourth edition of the joint exercise was conducted for 13 days from March 10 to 23, 2016. at Magelang, Indonesia. in which an Indian Army platoon strength contingent carried out cross training with a platoon from the airborne battalion of the Indonesian Army. The selected Indian unit has had varied operational experience in counterinsurgency and counterterrorist operations in the Northern, Western and Eastern theatres. The Indian contingent has been put through a rigorous training schedule to prepare it for the exercise which includes combat conditioning, firing, tactical operations, tactical skills and special heliborne operations training.
The exercise is conducted as joint counter-insurgency operations exercise in urban and rural scenario and encompass various facets of tactical counter-insurgency operations. The aim of the exercise is to build and promote positive relations between the armies of India and Indonesia and to enhance the ability of Indian and Indonesian Army to undertake joint tactical level operations in a counter-insurgency environment under United Nations Charter.