Nato war games in full swing

A United States Army C-17 Globemaster military transport plane dropping US paratroopers from the 82 Airborne Division during the Swift Response-16 exercise at a military area near Torun, Poland, on Tuesday. About 2,000 paratroopers from Poland, the U
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A United States Army C-17 Globemaster military transport plane dropping US paratroopers from the 82 Airborne Division during the Swift Response-16 exercise at a military area near Torun, Poland, on Tuesday.

About 2,000 paratroopers from Poland, the United States and Britain took part in the landing exercise as part of the Polish-led multinational exercise known as Anaconda-16, which is being conducted with allies and partners from 24 countries.

The exercise began on Tuesday and will last until June 17.

It is designed to test and enhance the capabilities of Nato countries to quickly respond to threats regardless of distance and origin.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2016, with the headline 'Nato war games in full swing'. Print Edition | Subscribe