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India –Indonesia joint Military exercise- Shakti IV

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India and Indonesia are set to begin their Joint Military Exercise Shakti IV from March 10-23 in Indonesia.

Military Exercise Shakti

Flash points

  • The Joint Military Exercise between India and Indonesia Shakti was started in 2012 in India
  • It is conducted on a reciprocal basis with first edition in India ,second edition in Indonesia and so on
  • This year is the fourth edition of Shakti and it is conducted at Meaglang, Indonesia
  • It is a thirteen day exercise conducted between March 10-23
  • The exercise is aimed at building and promoting positive relations between the two Armies of India and Indonesia
  • Indian Army platoon strength contingent will carry out cross training with a platoon from the airborne battalion of the Indonesian Army in the fourth edition
  • The selected army team from India is expert in various counter insurgent and counter terrorist operations across Northern, western and eastern parts of the country
  • The selected Indian contingent has been put through a rigorous training schedule to prepare it for the exercise which includes combat conditioning, firing, tactical operations, tactical skills and special heliborne operations training
  • The aim of the exercise is to develop the expertise in joint counter insurgent operations and tactical cooperation between two armies working under United Nations Charter
  • Exercise Planning Conference was held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on September 22-23, 2015 to coordinate the activities of the exercise

Key points:

  • Indonesia Capital: Jakarta
  • Indonesia Currency: Indonesian rupiah
  • Indonesia President: Joko Widodo