Indian Army Participates in Multinational Peacekeeping Joint Exercise ‘Ex Khaan Quest 2023′ in Mongolia

The Indian Army contingent is currently taking part in the Multinational Peacekeeping Joint Exercise called ‘Ex Khaan Quest 2023’ in Mongolia. The exercise is scheduled to occur from June 19 to July 2, 2023.

About the ‘Ex Khaan Quest 2023’ Multinational Peacekeeping Joint Exercise

A Multinational Peacekeeping Joint Exercise called “Ex Khaan Quest 2023” has commenced in Mongolia with the participation of military contingents and observers from more than 20 countries.

  • The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Mr. Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, the President of Mongolia, at the exercise location.
  • The exercise is jointly sponsored by the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) and the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC).

Aim of the Exercise

  • This 14-day exercise aims to enhance interoperability among the participating nations, promote the sharing of experiences, and provide training for uniformed personnel involved in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO).
  • The exercise will prepare the participants for future UN Peacekeeping missions, strengthen their peacekeeping capabilities, and enhance military readiness.
  • The activities of the exercise include Command Post Exercises (CPX), Field Training Exercises (FTX), combat discussions, lectures, and demonstrations.
  • The military exercise will contribute to the advancement of defense cooperation between the Indian Army and the participating countries, particularly the Mongolian Armed Forces.

Participation by Indian Army

  • The Indian Army is represented by a contingent from the GARHWAL RIFLES.
  • India’s participation reflects its strong dedication to international peace and security.
  • By actively engaging in the exercise, India aims to reaffirm its commitment to promoting peace and stability on a global scale.
  • Additionally, India seeks to strengthen its defense cooperation with the participating countries, fostering mutual trust, collaboration, and shared understanding.
  • This participation underscores India’s role as a responsible and active contributor to international peacekeeping efforts.
  • It will further strengthen bilateral relations between India and Mongolia.


What is Ex Khaan Quest 2023?

Ex Khaan Quest 2023 is a multinational peacekeeping joint exercise that is being held in Mongolia from June 19 to July 2, 2023. The exercise is being hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces and is being attended by troops from India, Russia, China, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bhutan.

What is the capital of Mongolia?

The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar. It is the largest city in Mongolia and is located in the north of the country.

When was the First joint exercise ‘Ex Khaan Quest’ held?

The first Multinational Peacekeeping Joint Exercise ‘Ex Khaan Quest’ was held in 2011. The exercise is hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces and is co-sponsored by the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC).


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