NDF members to participate in India-Africa Field Training Exercise
08 Mar 2019 14:10pm
WINDHOEK, 08 MAR (NAMPA) Ten Namibian Defence Force (NDF) members will participate in an India-Africa Field Training Exercise in Pune, India from 18 to 27 March.
The exercise will be held at the Aundh Military Station and College of Military Engineering, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence on Thursday.
Two officers and eight non-commissioned officers will represent the NDF.
The aim of the exercise is to train officers and troops in effective cooperation and interoperability between African nations and India in Peacekeeping Operations (PKOs) and Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) based on the United Nations guidelines, it said.
It further said the NDF delegation will also gain valuable experience from interactions with Indian Army personnel, who have vast practical experience in both PKOs and HMA, as well as from other participating African nations.
These include Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.