IMBAX 2017 Held in Meghalaya

Q.  The first India-Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise 2017 (IMBAX 2017) was held in which NE state?
- Published on 22 Nov 17

a. Nagaland
b. Misoram
c. Assam
d. Meghalaya

ANSWER: Meghalaya
IMBAX 2017 Held in MeghalayaThe first India-Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise 2017 (IMBAX 2017) was held at Joint Warfare Centre at the Umroi Joint Training Node in Meghalaya.

It is first of its kind military training exercise between India and Myanmar on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO). It was conducted by Army’s RED HORNS DIVISION under aegis of GAJRAJ CORPS.

The Indo-Myanmar joint Army Exercise is a positive step in the bilateral relations between the two neighbouring nations, the statement said.

The conduct of such exercises in future will not only enable mutual capacity enhancement, but will assist in building strong bonds of friendship and cooperation between India and Myanmar, it added.

Meghalaya: Know More
  • Meghalaya is a state in Northeast India. The name means "the abode of clouds" in Sanskrit.
  • The population of Meghalaya as of 2016 is estimated to be 3,211,474.
  • Meghalaya covers an area of approximately 22,430 square kilometers, with a length to breadth ratio of about 3:1.
  • The state is bounded to the south by the Bangladeshi divisions of Mymensingh and Sylhet, to the west by the Bangladeshi division of Rangpur, and to the north and east by India's State of Assam. The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong.
  • During the British rule of India, the British imperial authorities nicknamed it the "Scotland of the East".
  • Meghalaya was previously part of Assam, but on 21 January 1972, the districts of Khasi, Garo and Jaintia hills became the new state of Meghalaya.
  • English is the official language of Meghalaya. The other principal languages spoken include Khasi, Pnar, Hajong, Tiwa (lalung), Rabha, Garo and Biate.

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