Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 23:23 IST
The first-ever joint train between the particular forces of the Indian Army and the Egyptian Army named “Exercise Cyclone-I” is underway in Rajasthan, according to an official statement.
The exercise which began on January 14 is aimed at bolstering defence cooperation between the two nations and focus on sharing professional skills and interoperability of the special forces in desert terrain while undertaking counter-terrorism, reconnaissance, raids and other special operations, the statement added.
This is the first exercise of its kind bringing the special forces of both the nations on a common platform.
“The 14-day exercise which is being carried out in the deserts of Rajasthan engages both the contingents to advance special forces skills such as sniping, combat free fall, reconnaissance, surveillance and target designation, sharing of information on weapons, equipment, innovations, tactics, techniques and procedures,” the discharge stated.
The individuals would additionally undertake joint planning and drills for particular forces operations in a mechanised warfare setting in addition to surgical strikes on terrorist camps/ hideouts to incorporate sniping of high-value targets.
The joint train would supply an perception into the tradition and ethos of each the armies thereby fostering navy cooperation and interoperability to additional strengthen the diplomatic relations between India and Egypt, the discharge added.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is scheduled to reach in India on January 24. He would be the first Egyptian President and the fifth chief from the Middle-East to grace the Republic Day celebrations because the chief visitor.
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