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Guwahati, September 16, 2019:

Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army have held a joint exercise called MAITREE at the Foreign Training Node (FTN), Umroi, Meghalaya to counter-terrorism.

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The bilateral joint exercise was held between the troops of the Indian Army and the Royal Thailand Army.
A press statement by the Army said that MAITREE is an annual bilateral joint exercise between the Indian Army (IA) and the Royal Thailand Army (RTA).

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The statement added that the aim of the exercise was a joint training of troops in counter-terrorism operations in both jungle terrain and urban scenario.

It further added that the exercise had been the face of the long-standing bilateral tie between India and Thailand since 2006.

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The ongoing 14-day exercise is conducted under the framework of the United Nations mandate. Both contingents will be sharing their valuable experiences in the conduct of counter-terrorism operations in the form of lectures, drills, demonstrations and skill-at-arms with an aim to refine tactics, techniques and procedures.

MAITREE will culminate with a 48-hour joint exercise to showcase the planning and execution of joint skills of soldiers while conducting any counter-terrorism operations.

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