The annual bilateral joint exercise started off at the Joint Training Node (JTN) in Umroi. The exercise aims at the training of troops in Counter-Terrorism Operation in both jungle terrain and urban scenario.
The 14-day exercise will be conducted under the overarching framework of the United Nations Mandate 2006.
Both contingents will share their valuable experiences in the conduct of Counter-Terrorism Operations in the form of lectures, drills, demonstrations and skill-at-arm with an aim to refine tactics, techniques and procedures, an Army release said.
The exercise will culminate with a 48-hours joint exercise, which will showcase the planning and execution of joint skills of soldiers while conducting any Counter-Terrorism Operation. Exercise MAITREE -2019 has been the face of long-standing bilateral ties between India and Thailand since 2006.