India had just concluded a joint military exercise with PLA

The second edition of the India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise, IMBEX 2018-19, commenced at Chandimandir Military Station that houses the headquarters of the Western Command, here on Monday.

The aim of this joint training programme, spread over six days, is to train the Myanmar delegation for participation in United Nations peace keeping operations under the UN flag.

The exercise includes participation of 15 officers from Myanmar Army and 15 officers from the Indian Army.

The Indian Army has a rich experience of serving in UN peace keeping operations, being the foremost troop contributing country in the world body.

During the exercise, focus will be on training the Myanmar Army delegation on tactics, procedures, expertise and methodology required by contingents of the member nations for serving in UN peace keeping operations.

The Myanmar delegation which is being trained here will form the core group of trainers who will further impart training to Myanmar Army personnel who are likely to serve in UN peace keeping operations.

This is the second military training exercise on UN peace keeping operations between the two nations which is being conducted on Indian soil.

The conduct of such training exercises, provide opportunities to the army personnel of both the nations to serve effectively in UN missions as also understand each other’s training, tactics, procedures and best practices.