Canada to hold major military exercises in the Arctic region
The Canadian military will hold the Operation NUNALIVUT training exercises in the Arctic region Nunavut, TASS reports.
A 350-strong contingent from the 1st Canadian Mechanized Brigade, army reserve and Canadian Rangers formed mainly from Canadian indigenous people, as well as a combat diving team, will take part in the drills, which are planned for March 11-13.
"Operation NUNALIVUT is an opportunity for the Canadian Armed Forces to work in the most northern regions of the country and improve response efficiency in various emergencies, [which can happen] in the Arctic," TASS reports citing the press release from the Canadian Department of National Defense.
In particular, during the exercise the team will train in under-ice diving, patrolling, rescue operations and survivability in the harsh Arctic conditions.