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In order to strengthen defence ties, the Indian Army will hold a joint military exercise with African nations from March 21 to March 30 at the foreign training node of the Shivneri brigade at Aundh.
Also, for the first time, the Army chiefs of the African nations have been invited to the conclave to be conducted on March 28 in Pune. Defence minister Rajnath Singh will address the conclave.
The exercise got a strategic significance considering China’s increasing footprints and strategic inroads in African countries over the last few years.
Also, India has deployed its troops in African countries for peacekeeping operations under the UN mandate.
“Learning each other’s best practices to develop synergy and inter-operability is one of the crucial gains of this joint exercise,” Brigadier James Thomas, Brigade Commander, told TOI on Saturday.
Senior army officers said the 10-day AFINDEX exercise, in which contingents from nine countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Niger, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) will take part, will commence on March 21.
Eleven other countries, including Congo, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Morocco, are sending observers for the exercise, which is being held for the second time after 2019.
The exercise aims to enable the participating contingents to hone their tactical skills, drills and procedures in joint operations for peacekeeping under the UN mandate, create synergy and better understanding with armies of the African nations and promote Indian defence industries, said the army officers.
“The exercise will also promote the idea of ‘Africa-India militaries for regional unity’ and will focus on incorporating the current dynamics of UN peacekeeping operations through practical and comprehensive discussions and tactical exercise,” an army officer added.
The chiefs’ conclave will provide an opportunity for all participating nations to come together to address evolving new security challenges in an institutionalised manner, further said the officers.
The participating nations will also be given exposure to the Indian defence industry and the ongoing impetus under various mechanisms like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
Interaction with various defence production/industries and African representatives are also planned during the conclave.

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