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  • 02 August, 2022

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Al Najah-IV and Ex VINBAX 2022

Al Najah-IV and Ex VINBAX 2022

Recently, the Indian Army conducted separate exercises with Oman and Vietnam.

About Al Najah-IV and VINBAX 2022

  • The fourth edition of India-Oman joint military exercise ‘Al Najah-IV’ is scheduled to take place at Mahajan field firing ranges in Rajasthan.
  • Indian Army and Royal Army of Oman will conduct their joint Military Exercise AL NAJAH-IV from 1st to 13th of August 2022.
  • The main scope of the exercise includes professional interaction, mutual understanding of drills & procedures, the establishment of joint command & control structures and the elimination of terrorist threats.
  • The joint exercise would mainly focus on Counter Terrorism Operations, Regional Security Operations, and Peace Keeping Operations under the United Nations charter apart from organizing joint physical training schedules, tactical drills, techniques and procedures.
  • The 3rd edition of Vietnam-India Bilateral Army ExerciseEx VINBAX 2022” is conducted at Chandimandir, Haryana from August 1 to 20, 2022.

The theme of Ex VINBAX 2022 is the “Employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team as part of United Nations Contingent for Peace Keeping Operations”

India –Oman defence cooperation

  • It is a key pillar of India’s West Asia Policy with the most robust defence & security cooperation mechanisms.

There has been a regular exchange of visits by the Defence Ministers of both sides.

  • India and Oman conduct regular biennial bilateral exercises between all three services.
  • Army exercise: Al Najah
  • Air Force exercise: Eastern Bridge
  • Naval Exercise: Naseem Al Bahr

What is the Strategic Significance of Oman for India?

  • Oman is a strategic partner of India in the Gulf and an important interlocutor at the Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC), Arab League and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) fora.
  • Oman is at the gateway of the Strait of Hormuz through which India imports one-fifth of its oil imports.
  • The two countries across the Arabian Sea are linked by geography, history and culture and enjoy warm and cordial relations, which are attributed to historical maritime trade linkages.

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Source: The Indian Express


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