The joint multinational peacekeeping exercise “Ex Khaan Quest 2023” with the participation of military contingents and observers from more than 20 countries started today in Mongolia. Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, Honorable President of Mongolia, inaugurated the exercise in a ceremony held at the exercise site in Mongolia. The exercise is co-sponsored by the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) and the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC).
The Indian Army is represented by a contingent of the GARHWAL RIFLES. The 14-day exercise is intended to enhance the interoperability of participating nations, share experiences and train uniformed personnel for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO). The exercise will prepare participants for future United Nations peacekeeping missions, develop peacekeeping capabilities and enhance military readiness. The exercise includes Command Post Exercise (CPX), Field Training Exercises (FTX), combat discussions, lectures and demonstrations.
The military exercise will enhance the level of defense cooperation between the Indian Army and the participating countries, especially with the Mongolian Armed Forces, which will strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.