The troops of the Indian and Malaysian armies kick-started ‘Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018’ in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
A statement by the Indian Army said this is the first-ever joint Army exercise between the armies of India and Malaysia.
The first phase of the two-week long exercise began with the formal handing over of the Regimental Flag to the Malaysian Army, signifying merging of the two contingents under one commander.
Both armies stand to hone their tactical and technical skills in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations under the UN mandate.
Due emphasis will be laid on increasing interoperability between forces which is crucial to the success of any joint operation.