The first India Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise 2017(IMBAX – 2017) is scheduled to be conducted in India from 20 – 25 November 2017. The joint exercise is the first of its kind military training exercise on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO) between India & Myanmar. The aim of this bilateral training event is to train the Myanmar delegation for participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations under the UN Flag.
The bilateral exercise will be conducted at Joint Training Node, Umroi, Meghalaya by RED HORNS DIVISION under the aegis of GAJRAJ CORPS. The Opening Ceremony will be held on 20 November 2017. The Exercise includes participation of 15 officers from Myanmar Army and 16 officers from the Indian Army who shall jointly train for over a period of six days.
Indian Army has a rich experience of serving in UNPKO and during the IMBAX 2017, the focus will be on training the Myanmar Army delegation on the tactics, procedures, expertise and methodology required by the contingent of the member nations for serving in UNPKO. The IMBAX 2017 is the first ever military training exercise on UNPKO between the two nations which is being conducted on the Indian soil.
It may be recalled that a very successful joint training Exercise MILAP between Indian and Bangladesh Armies concluded at Umroi Joint Training Node on 11 November 2017.