Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023

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Overview:

Recently, the Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023 commenced in Umroi Cantonment, India.

About Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023

  • It is a joint bilateral training exercise between the Indian & Malaysian Army.
  • The Malaysian Army contingent comprises troops from 5th Royal Battalion of Malaysian Army. The Indian contingent is being represented by a Battalion of THE RAJPUT REGIMENT.
  • Aim: To enhance military capability for conduct of Multi Domain Operations in a sub conventional scenario.
  • During the exercise, both contingents will establish a Joint Command Post & establish an integrated surveillance grid along with a Joint Surveillance Centre.
  • Both sides will rehearse employment of joint forces in jungle/ semi urban / urban environments. In addition, intelligence collection, collation and dissemination drills will also be rehearsed.
  • The Exercise will also witness employment of Drones/UAVs & Helicopters. Two sides will also practice casualty management and evacuation drills.
  • Both the contingents will discuss logistics management and practice survival training at the Battalion level.
  • The training will focus primarily on high degree of physical fitness, conduct of drills at tactical level and sharing of best practices with each other.
  • The Exercise will culminate with a 48-hour long validation exercise in a semi-urban area.
  • Last edition of the Exercise was conducted in Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia in November 2022.

Q1) What is the Rajput Regiment?

It is one of the oldest and most distinguished regiments of the Indian Army. It was originally formed as the 11th Battalion of the 4th Regiment of the Madras Infantry in 1778. Over time, it evolved into the Rajput Regiment, with its headquarters located in Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Source: EXERCISE HARIMAU SHAKTI-2023” COMMENCED IN UMROI CANTT, INDIA – INDIAN & MALAYSIAN ARMIES PARTICIPATE