Joint training between Special Forces of the Indian Army and Afghan National Army is underway at Jodhpur. The Joint training will culminate on 29 December 2013. The aim of the training is to promote lasting military relationship between the two countries through jointness and mutual exchange of ‘Special Operations Tactics’, primarily in a ‘Sub Conventional Scenario’. The focus of training is on conduct of counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations, with special emphasis on operations in ‘Built Up Areas and Rural Areas’, in a realistic functional environment.
Lt Gen Ashok Singh, GOC-in-C (Army Commander), Southern Command viewed the conduct of the training in Jodhpur today and interacted with the participants. He also witnessed various operational exercises executed jointly by Special Forces of the Afghan National Army and Indian Army, as part of their joint training.