Joint Exercise 'Khaan Quest’ 2023'

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With the participation of military contingents and observers from more than 20 countries, the multinational peacekeeping joint exercise "Ex Khan Quest 2023" began in Mongolia on 19 June.

An overview of the news

  • The ceremony was inaugurated by Mongolian President Ukhnagin Khurelsukh at the exercise site.

  • The exercise is jointly sponsored by the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) and the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC).

  • The Indian Army is being represented by a contingent of the Garhwal Rifles.

Purpose of the exercise

  • The 14-day exercise aims to improve interoperability among the participating countries, facilitate exchange of experiences and provide training to uniformed personnel for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO).

Significance of exercise

  • The exercise will help prepare participants for future UN peacekeeping operations, enhance peacekeeping capabilities and improve military preparedness.

  • It includes various activities like Command Post Exercise (CPX), Field Training Exercise (FTX), Combat Discussion, Lectures and Demonstrations.

  • This military exercise will strengthen defense cooperation between the Indian Army and the participating countries, especially the Mongolian Armed Forces, thereby enhancing bilateral relations between India and Mongolia.

About Mongolia 

  • It is located in North Central Asia.

  • Capital:  Ulaanbaatar 

  • Currency: Tugrik

  • President: Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh

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