Canada joins NATO war game in Latvia
Posted on Sep 03 2014 | IANS
Ottawa, Sep 3 : Canada is participating in NATO's war game in Latvia, the Canadian Department of National Defence said.
The "Operation Reassurance" refers to military activities conducted by the Canadian armed forces to support NATO measures, including army training, exercises, demonstrations and assigned alliance tasks, Xinhua reported citing the defence department.
During the excercise, Canadian soldiers from the the Royal Canadian Regiment will conduct a parachute jump together with about 200 paratroopers from Italy.
Steadfast Javelin II is a multinational exercise going on from Tuesday to Sep 8 in five European countries -- Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, designed to develop and enhance their interoperability, readiness, joint operation capabilities and multinational responses to potential crises.
More than 2,000 allied army soldiers are taking part in the exercise.