PH, Indonesia armies to conduct counter-insurgency drills in June
MANILA, Philippines —The armies of the Philippines and Indonesia are set to conduct counter-insurgency drills in June 2022, the Philippine Army (PA) said in a statement on Saturday.
The drills, dubbed as Training Activity Indonesia-Philippines (TA Dolphine XIV-2022) will be conducted from June 6 to 17, 2022 at the Taipur Military Camp, Cilodong and Sangga Buana Training Site, Karawang in West Java, Indonesia.
The drills will focus on the exchange of information, tactics, techniques and procedures in the conduct of counter-insurgency operations.
Col. Samuel Yunque, chief of staff of the PA’s First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) and Indonesian Army’s 17th Para Raider Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Fendri Navyanto Raminta led the site inspection and conference planning activity which was finished on Friday.
The PA said Col. Yunque and Col. Raminta “highlighted importance of conducting a bilateral combined exercise between the Philippines and Indonesia because the two countries share not just borders but common regional security interests as well.”
In 2021, the two countries held the drills via video teleconferencing in November last year due to pandemic restrictions.