Focus: GS III: Security Challeges
Why in News?
Recently, the multinational Peacekeeping Joint Exercise “Ex Khaan Quest 2023” commenced in Mongolia.
About Exercise Khaan Quest 2023:
- Exercise Khaan Quest 2023 involves military contingents and observers from over 20 countries.
- The exercise is co-sponsored by the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) and the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC).
- The Indian Army is represented by a contingent from the GARHWAL RIFLES.
- The 14-day exercise aims to enhance the interoperability among participating nations.
- It focuses on sharing experiences and training uniformed personnel for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO).
- The exercise helps prepare participants for future UN Peacekeeping missions, develop peace operations capabilities, and enhance military readiness.
- Exercise Khaan Quest 2023 includes various activities such as Command Post Exercise (CPX), Field Training Exercises (FTX), combat discussions, lectures, and demonstrations.
- The exercise aims to improve the coordination and cooperation between international military forces.
- It facilitates the exchange of best practices, strategies, and techniques in peacekeeping operations.
- Through joint training and exercises, participants enhance their skills, knowledge, and capabilities in UNPKO scenarios.