Africa-India military exercise AFINDEX-23 begins in Pune
India and 23 African nations on 21 March began a nine-day mega military exercise Africa-India Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX) in Pune.
An overview of the news
The aim of the exercise is to expand the participant's overall military cooperation.
Several new generation equipment made in India are being used in the exercise to give a feel of India's efficacy to the soldiers of the participating countries.
Keeping in view India's outreach to Africa, joint exercises have been hosted by the Indian Army.
The theme of the exercise is “humanitarian mine action and peacekeeping operations,”.
Army Chief General Manoj Pandey will also host the 'India-Africa Chiefs' Conference' on March 28, a day before the military exercise ends.
Objectives of the exercise
The objectives of the exercise are to continue to build upon the initiatives taken to strengthen India-Africa relations, with a focus on enhancing peace and security.
This joint exercise will bring out the practical aspects of theme-based training.
Participating African Countries
Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Seychelles, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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