“Harimau Shakti -2022”

India and Malaysia’s joint military exercise “Harimau Shakti -2022” commenced at Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia on Monday. The exercise will culminate on December 12, 2022. HARIMAU SHAKTI is an annual training event between the Indian and Malaysian Army that is being conducted since 2012.

According to the statement released by the Ministry of Defencve, combat-experienced troops of the GARHWAL RIFLES Regiment of the Indian Army and the Royal Malay Regiment of the Malaysian Army are participating in the exercise this year to share experiences gained during operations to enhance inter-operability in planning and execution of various operations in jungle terrain.

The scope of this exercise involves a Command Planning Exercise (CPX) at the Battalion level and Company level Field Training Exercise (FTX) on sub-conventional operations in jungle terrain, the statement further read.

The joint exercise schedule includes the establishment of a joint command post, joint surveillance centre, sharing expertise in the employment of aerial assets, technical demonstrations, casualty management, and casualty evacuation apart from planning logistics at the Battalion level.

Joint field training exercises, joint combat discussions, and joint demonstrations will culminate with a two-day validation exercise, where the special emphasis will be on enhancing tactical skills and enhancing inter-operability between the forces and to promote Army to Army relations, the statement informed.

“Exercise HARIMAU SHAKTI” will enhance the level of defence cooperation between Indian Army and the Malaysian Army, which in turn will further foster the bilateral relations between the two nations.

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