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Ichha Sharma

From March 21 to 30, the Indian Army will organize the second edition of the Africa-India Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX) at the Aundh military station in Pune.

The biennial joint training operation was held for the first time in 2019 at the same location.

Many African countries, according to officials, will most likely partake in this exercise, which will focus on peacebuilding and charitable mine assistance.

The exercise is part of the Indian Army’s competence and military relationship with African nations. Aside from the armed services and technical ability that will be communicated during the activity, the nations involved and their personnel will gain a better understanding of how each other operates.

What is AFINDEX?

Contingents from 17 African countries, including Benin, Botswana, Egypt, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Zimbabwe, come together to practice planning and conducting Peace Keeping Operations under Chapter VII of the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations and Humanitarian Mine Assistance. The exercise will emphasize the exchange of best practices, team cohesion, and tactical and operational processes in the conduct of United Nations-mandated tasks, such as the launch of a fresh mission, the formation of a United Nations Headquarters for Peace operations, the establishment of Military Observer sites during peacekeeping missions, civilian protection, ambiguities of standing military deployment, squadron protection, and prowling aspects and aspects pertaining to Humanitarian Mine Assistance.