From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : About the Exercise
Mains level : India-Myanmar strategic relations
- Joint Military Exercise MAITREE-2019 between India and Thailand will be conducted at Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya) this month.
Exercise Maitree 2019
- Exercise MAITREE is an annual training event which is being conducted alternatively in Thailand and India since 2006.
- Indian and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) will participate in the exercise with an aim to share experience gained during various counter terrorism operations in their respective countries.
- This is in the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries.
- Exercise MAITREE with Thailand is a significant in terms of the security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of changing facets of global terrorism.
- The scope of this exercise covers company level joint training on counter terrorism operations in jungle and urban scenario.