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India takes part in Multi-Nation Cobra Gold Military Exercise in Thailand

Published on February 14, 2019
The United States and Thailand are hosting the Multi-Nation Cobra Gold Military Exercise which is taking place in the northern Thai province of Phitsanulok.
India takes part in Multi-Nation Cobra Gold Military Exercise in Thailand
  • 10000 personnel, 29 nations are taking part as participants or observers.

About Cobra Gold Exercise:

  • It is one of the Asia-Pacific region's largest multinational military exercises that is held in Thailand every year.
  • It was first held in 1982 and its headquarters is in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • This is a Thai-American initiative with an aim to improve coordination between the armed forces.
  • India joined this exercise for the first time in 2016 while China was admitted for the first time in 2015 but was only allowed to participate in humanitarian assistance training.
  • This exercise improved coordination among the military in response to natural disaster. Some of the examples are the Indian Ocean tsunami 2004, 2011 Tōhoku tsunami, Typhoon Haiya etc.
  • This year it is the 38th edition of this exercise and it will see active participation from Singapore, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and the United States.
The exercise will include three components:
  1. Military field Training
  2. Humanitarian Assistance
  3. Disaster Relief Training
  • India is participating in this exercise with a 14 member contingent.

About the city of Phitsanulok:

  • It is the capital of Phitsanulok Province and is located in the north of Thailand is on the banks of the Nan river and is one of the oldest cities of Thailand.


Q. Where is the Multi-Nation Cobra Gold Military Exercise taking place in which India is participating as well?
a. Thailand
b. South Korea
c. Indonesia
d. Malaysia

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