US and Jordan launch 2017 ‘Eager Lion’ military exercise


The 2017 multinational military exercise “Eager Lion” has started in which of the following countries?

[A] Italy
[B] Kuwait
[C] Jordan
[D] Qatar

Correct Answer: C [Jordan]

The 7th edition of multinational military exercise “Eager Lion” has started in Jordon from May 8, 2017.

Approx 7,400 troops from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Arab Gulf region are taking part in the exercises which run to May 18th, including from United States, Britain, Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The man oeuvres would include border security, cyber defence, and “command and control” exercises, to bolster coordination in response to threats including terrorism.

Jordan is a key recipient of US financial aid and a partner in the US-led coalition battling Islamic State group jihadists in Syria and Iraq.


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