As part of military-to-military exchange programs, a contingent of Indian Special Forces troops engaged in a bilateral joint training Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI with Indonesian Special Forces at Sangga Buana Training Area, Karawang, Indonesia.
The joint exercise includes orientation to advance special forces skills, sharing of information on weapons, equipment, innovations, tactics, techniques & procedures, lessons learned from various operations undertaken, Special Forces Operations in Jungle terrain, strikes on terrorist camps, validation exercise integrating basic and advance special forces skills apart from gaining an insight into the lifestyle and culture of both countries to foster military cooperation. The joint training would also focus on a high degree of physical fitness, tactical drills, techniques, and procedures for which a comprehensive 13-day training program has been worked out. The exercise will culminate in a 48-hour-long validation exercise.
The joint exercise will facilitate both armies to know each other better, and share their wide experiences and combat experience on countering terrorist operations, Regional Security Operations & Peace Keeping Operations in an international environment. The exercise is yet another significant milestone in ensuring cordial relations between the two countries and another step forward towards ensuring regional security.