Indo-Oman joint military exercise commences in Rajasthan

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The joint military Exercise  AL NAJAH -IV between contingents of Indian Army  and the Royal Army of Oman is starting from 1 August at the Foreign Training Node of Mahajan Field Firing Range in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

Important facts

  • It will take place from August 1 to 13. It is the fourth edition of Exercise  AL NAJAH -IV.

  • The joint military exercise aims to enhance the level of bilateral defence cooperation between the both countries.

  • A 60-member team of the Royal Army of Oman has reached the exercise site.

  • The Indian Army will be represented in the exercise by soldiers from 18 Mechanized Infantry Battalions.

  • The previous edition of this exercise was conducted in March 2019 in Muscat.

The scope of the exercise

  • Professional interaction, mutual understanding of exercises and procedures, establishment of joint command and control structures and elimination of terrorist threats.

  • It will focus on counter-terrorism operations, regional security operations and peacekeeping operations under the United Nations Charter, besides conducting joint physical training programmes, tactical exercises, techniques and procedures.

India's Joint Military Exercise with other countries

  • Mitra Shakti - India & Sri Lanka

  • Maitree Exercise - India & Thailand

  • Yudh Abhyas    - India and US

  • Vajra Prahar - India and US

  • Garuda Shakti - India & Indonesia

  • Nomadic Elephant - India & Mongolia

  • Shakti Exercise - India & France

  • Surya Kiran - India and Nepal

  • SIMBEX - India and Singapore

  • CORPAT - India and Thailand

About Oman

  • Sultan - Haitham bin Tariq Al Said

  • Capital - Muscat

  • Official Language - Arabic

  • Official Religion - Islam

  • Currency - Omani rial

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