India-Egypt Joint Special Forces Exercise 'CYCLONE': Anshas, Egypt

India-Egypt Joint Special Forces Exercise 'CYCLONE': Anshas, Egypt

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Category : Defense Published on: January 25 2024

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  • The Indian Army contingent, comprising 25 personnel, has reached Egypt to participate in the 2nd edition of the India-Egypt Joint Special Forces Exercise CYCLONE.
  • The exercise is scheduled to take place at Anshas, Egypt, from January 22nd to February 1st, 2024. This follows the successful completion of the first edition held in India the previous year.
  • The Indian contingent includes troops from The Parachute Regiment (Special Forces), while the Egyptian contingent consists of 25 personnel from the Egyptian Commando Squadron and Egyptian Airborne Platoon.
  • The primary aim of Exercise CYCLONE is to familiarize both Indian and Egyptian forces with each other's operating procedures, particularly in the context of special operations in desert and semi-desert terrains under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.: The exercise is strategically designed to enhance bilateral military cooperation and strengthen the bond between the two armies. This involves discussions and the rehearsal of tactical military drills.
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