India Joins with Pak, China in Multi-Lateral Exercises

  • A 12-member team of the Indian Army is participating in the “Cobra Gold” multilateral exercises along with its counterparts from China and Pakistan.
  • The event is hosted by Thailand. India has been invited to the exercises as an “observer plus” country. The theme of the exercise, involving 35 countries, is humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
  • The decision on Indian participation was conveyed to Thailand during Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s visit there recently.