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NATO Launches Multinational Military Exercise ‘DEFENDER-Europe 21’ in Albania

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NATO-military-exercises-launched-in-AlbaniaThe North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) launched the Joint Multinational Military Exercise  ‘DEFENDER-Europe 21’ in the port of Durres in Albania, the exercise began on April 26, 2021 and will go on till June 10, 2021.

  • ‘DEFENDER-Europe 21’ is led by the United States (US). It is an annual exercise held between US and NATO Countries to build readiness and interoperability.
  • Around 28, 000 US & NATO forces from 26 nations participated in the drills.
  • It is the 1st such large-scale drills since World War-II in the Western Balkans region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Romania and others).
  • The drills were conducted simultaneously across more than 30 training areas in 12 countries from Baltics and Africa to Black Sea and Balkan regions.
  • It is a defensive exercise and is focused on responding to crisis.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):

i.It is an Intergovernmental Military Alliance between 30 European and North American countries.

ii.It is based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April, 1949.

iii.The member countries agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by an external party.

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i.April 13, 2021, Indian Army participated in the Multinational Military Exercise ‘Shantir Ogroshena 2021’ (Front Runner of Peace) held at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS), Bangladesh from April 4-12, 2021. It is an UN-mandated Counterterrorism exercise.

About North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):

Secretary General – Jens Stoltenberg
Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium