The 5th Royal Battalion of the Malaysian Army provided members of the contingent from Malaysia. A Rajput Regiment battalion will represent the Indian contingent The Indian and Malaysian Armies have begun a combined training exercise called “Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023” in Umroi Cantonment, India, according to the Defence PRO of Guwahati.
The 5th Royal Battalion of the Malaysian Army provided members of the contingent from Malaysia. A Rajput Regiment battalion will represent the Indian contingent.According to a press release, Exercise Harimau Shakti, slated to last until November 5, 2023, will involve about 120 soldiers from both sides. The previous iteration of the Exercise was held in Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia in November 2022.
It aims to improve military capability for carrying out Multi Domain Operations in an atypical situation. Both contingents will set up a Joint Command Post and an integrated surveillance system during the exercise.
Both sides will practise using combined troops in jungle, semi-urban, and urban settings. Drills for gathering, compiling, and disseminating intelligence will also be practised, it stated.
Helicopters and drones/UAVs will also be used in the exercise. Additionally, two sides will run through evacuation and casualty management simulations. Both contingents will talk about logistics planning and engage in battalion-level survival drills.
High levels of physical fitness, tactical drill execution, and the exchange of best practises are the main training objectives. A 48-hour validation exercise will take place in a semi-urban region as part of the exercise’s culmination.
According to a press release, “Exercise Harimau Shakti” aims to improve defence cooperation between the Malaysian and Indian armies, which will also strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.