British and Thai armies practice in jungle collectively

The UK introduced in a press release yesterday that 120 of its military’s Grenadier Guards are training in the jungle with Thailand’s army. The UK Defence Minister visited Thailand this week and met with Thailand’s deputy defence minister. The Minister signed the primary Memorandum of Understanding between the 2 countries, to continue constructing defence cooperation between the countries’ militaries.
The two armies skilled in jungle warfare tactics together, and exchanged expertise and experience, mainly navigation and survival ways. They additionally practiced the popular Thai boxing tradition of Muay Thai. The UK acknowledged that the new MoU will strengthen its relationship with Thailand. It mentioned there might be probabilities for more joint coaching, in addition to “regular bilateral talks”.
The training is part of a UK government document written in 2021, which outlines the importance of the Indo-Pacific for the UK’s security interests. The doc emphasises the need to improve the Armed Forces’ capability to function in harsh setting around the globe. Baroness Goldie further discussed the necessity for extra UK-Thailand joint training. New mentioned the setting the troops skilled on this week will profit them.
“…building their expertise and capabilities in a harsh jungle environment”.
Another UK army official stated the coaching was a great alternative for the UK military to learn about Asian culture.
The joint coaching is being referred to as Exercise PANTHER GOLD 21. The location of the jungle the place the troops educated was not talked about..

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