Exercise Cobra Gold 2019

Multinational Cobra Gold Military Exercise

Question: Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 is being organised in which of the following country?
(a) Thailand
(b) Vietnam
(c) Laos
(d) Cambodia
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • 38th iteration of Multinational Military Exercise Cobra Gold is being organised from 12 to 22 February 2019 in Phitsanulok, Thailand. 
  • This exercise is co-hosted by the Royal Thai Armed Forces and the United States Indo-Pacific Command.
  • Nine nations including Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea are participating in the exercise.
  • This exercise focuses on three major components such as a military field training exercise (FTX), humanitarian civic assistance (HCA) to communities and a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise.
  • Began in 1982, it is one of the largest multinational exercises in the Asia-Pacific region.

Links:

https://www.pacom.mil/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/1759421/multinational-cobra-gold-exercise-kicks-off-in-thailand/

https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/mindef/news-and-events/latest-releases/article-detail/2019/February/12feb19_nr

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