Aiming to enhance bilateral military cooperation, troops of India and Oman on Wednesday commenced third edition of joint military exercise Al Nagah III at Nizwa-based HQ Jabel Regiment in Oman.
The Omani contingent was represented by Jabel Regiment of the RAO while the Indian side was represented by troops of Tenth Battalion The Garhwal Rifles Regiment.
Lt Col Muhammed Al Saidi, Second – in- Command, Jabel Regiment welcomed the Indian soldiers, and in his inaugural remarks highlighted the common shared beliefs of freedom, equality and justice that are precious to both nations, an Indian Army spokesperson said.
The Indian Army and RAO contingents have been specifically selected for the exercise based on expertise and professional competence and will take part in the two-week-long event that will see them hone their tactical and technical skills in joint counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations in semi-urban scenario in mountainous terrain under UN mandate, the spokesperson said.
Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralization of likely threats that may be encountered in such a scenario.
Experts from both sides will also hold detailed discussions to share their experience on varied topics for mutual benefit.
Ex Al Nagah 2019 will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding and respect for each other’s military as also facilitate in tackling the worldwide phenomenon of terrorism.
Last edition of this exercise was held in Himachal Pradesh in 2017 while the first was conducted in Muscat in 2015.