Exercise Bold Kurukshetra – 2023: Indian and Singapore armies’ joint drill concludes in Jodhpur

Team India Sentinels Tuesday 14th of March 2023 09:28 PM

Indian and Singaporean troops during Exercise Bold Kurukshetra at Jodhpur Military Station. (Photo: Indian Army)

New Delhi: The Indian Army and its Singaporean counterpart have concluded the 13th edition of their weeklong joint wargames – “Exercise Bold Kurukshetra”, the Army said on Monday. The joint exercise was held between March 6 and March 13 at the Jodhpur Military Station in Rajasthan.

For the first time in these exercises, both armies participated in a command-post exercise, which involved battalion- and brigade-level planning elements and computer wargaming. The Indian Army contingent comprised soldiers from the 42nd Battalion and an armoured brigade while the Singaporean contingent was represented by the Singapore Armoured Regiment.

According to an Army release, the joint training fostered a common understanding of mechanized warfare in emerging threats and evolving technologies, developing interoperability through a computer simulation-based wargame using joint operational and tactical procedures controlled through a joint command post. Both contingents not only learned about each other’s operating drills and procedure, but also exchanged ideas and best practices being followed in a modern combat zone.

Exercise Bold Kurukshetra is conducted under the ambit of the bilateral arrangement for the joint army training and exercises between the Indian and the Singapore armies. First conducted in 2005, this exercise underscores the strong and long-standing bilateral defence relationship between both countries and enhances cooperation between the two armies. Both defence establishments also interact regularly through high-level visits, policy dialogues, courses, and other professional exchanges.

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