India is among countries which have been invited to participate in the largest multi-national military exercise in the Asia-Pacific region,which is being held in Thailand from February 7 to 17 with an aim to improve capability to plan and conduct joint operations and build relationships.
‘Exercise Cobra Gold 2012’ is designed to advance regional security by exercising a robust multi-national force from nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region.
Full participating nations for Cobra Gold 12 include Thailand,the US,Singapore,Japan,South Korea,Indonesia and Malaysia.
Several Countries which have been invited to participate on the multi-national planning augmentation team included Australia,France,Canada,the United Kingdom,Bangladesh,Italy,India,Nepal,Philippines and Vietnam,the US Marine said in a statement.
Throughout the exercise,US military forces and militaries from several other countries worldwide will conduct ield training exercises,involving live-fire training as well as a non-combatant evacuation exercise,a command-post exercise,and humanitarian and civic assistance projects.
It is expected to be participated by about 13,000 forces.
Cobra Gold 2012 will improve capability to plan and conduct combined-joint operations,build relationships between partner nations and improve interoperability across the range of military operations,said the US Marine.