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NOMADIC ELEPHANT

 

The two countries has seen a steady growth over the last decade with the first joint exercise in 2004.

India established diplomatic relations with Mongolia in December 1955.

India and Mongolia Joint Military Exorcise :

 Under the exercise name “Nomadic Elephant, about 30 officers and personnel of the Mongolian armed forces participated along with their Indian counterpartstat Belgaum in a joint military exercise. Defence cc ‑ operation and relations between the militaries of the two countries has seen a steady growth over the last decade with the first joint exercise in 2004. For the last few years, the joint drills are .being held every year,In recent years, the exercises varied with the one in 2005 being held at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairnagte, Mizoram while another exercise held in Mongolia in September 2008 was on peacekeeping operations. Besides exercises, both countries have had visits of top brass with the former Vice-Chief of the Army Staff Lt. Gen. Noble Tharnburaj visiting Mongolia last year on the Mongolian armed forces day while its Chief of the Army Staff visited the Defence Expo in India. Mongolian Defence Minister L. Bold was one of the dignitaries at the 2009 Aar() India and also took part in the Joint Working Group meeting.

INDIA-MONGOLIA BILATERAL RELATIONS :

India established diplomatic relations with Mongolia in December 1955. India was the first country outside the Soviet block to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia. Since then, there have been treaties of mutual friendship and cooperation between the two countries in 1973, 1994, 2001 and 2004. Mongolia supports India’s candidature as a permanent member of the Un4ed Nations Security Council while India supported the inclusion of Mongolia as a full member of the Non-Aligned Movement.

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