Garuda Shakti

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    • A contingent of Indian Special Forces troops are currently engaged in a bilateral joint training Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI with Indonesian Special Forces.

    About Garuda Shakti

    • Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI is the eighth edition of the series of bilateral exercises under this banner.
    • It aims at enhancing understanding, cooperation and interoperability between the Special Forces of both armies.
    • Scope and Focus: The scope of the joint exercise includes orientation to advance special forces skills, sharing of information on weapons, equipment, innovations, tactics, techniques & procedures and lessons learnt from various operations undertaken, Special Forces Operations in Jungle terrain, strikes on terrorist camps and a validation exercise integrating basic and advance special forces skills apart from gaining an insight into the lifestyle and culture of both countries to foster military cooperation. 
    • Significance: The joint exercise will facilitate both armies to know each other better, and share their wide experiences and combat experience on countering terrorist operations, Regional Security Operations & Peace Keeping Operations in an international environment. 
      • The exercise is yet another significant milestone in ensuring cordial relations between the two countries and another step forward towards ensuring regional security.

    Source: PIB