THE joint military exercise of Indian and Malaysian armies concluded in the tropical rain forest of Hulu Langat in Malaysia on Friday, with both Army contingents taking home important lessons in counter-insurgency tactics in jungle terrain. A unit from Pune-headquartered Southern Command had also participated in the exercise.
As part of the Indo-Malaysian defence cooperation, the joint training exercise, called ‘Harimau Shakti’, was started in Malaysia on May 1. The two-week exercise was held in two halves: first half at Wardieburn Camp in Kuala Lumpur and later half in the forests of Sengai Perdik in Hulu Langat region in Malaysia. Officers and soldiers from 4 Grenadiers, a unit under the Southern Command, had represented India during the exercise.
The Indian contingent received training in forest survival techniques, practised by the Malaysian Army.
Colonel Aman Anand, Public Relations Officer of the the Indian Army, who was with contingent during the exercise, said, “The grand finale of the exercise was a practice tactical operation attack on enemy camp. The information collected over the…