Indian Army contingent leaves for ADMM Plus EWG

Sep 25: Indian Army Contingent consisting of 32 personnel from a Battalion affiliated to the RAJPUTANA RIFLES departed for the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus Expert Working Group (EWG) on Counter Terrorism Field Training Exercise (FTX) 2023 scheduled to be conducted from 25th to 30th September 2023 in Russia. It is a multinational joint military exercise hosted by Russia as a co-chair of the EWG along with Myanmar. It was preceded by the Table Top Exercise of the ADMM Plus EWG on Counter-Terrorism at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from 2nd to 4th August 2023.

Since 2017, the ADMM Plus has met annually to allow dialogue and cooperation among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Plus countries. The inaugural ADMM Plus was convened in Ha Noi, Vietnam on 12 October 2010. This year ASEAN member states along with Plus Group will be participating in the exercise.

The exercise will comprise a number of counter-terrorism drills including the destruction of terrorist groups in a fortified area. The main objective of the training is strengthening and promoting regional cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism.

ADMM Plus EWG on Counter-terrorism 2023 will provide the Indian Army with a platform to share their expertise and best practices in counter-terrorism operations besides increasing cooperation between the other 12 participating countries. Indian Army looks forward to an enriching professional experience from the exercise.

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