AKIPRESS.COM - Korea has put off joint military exercises with Mongolia and India. Joint anti-terrorism drills slated for late April in Mongolia and multistate maritime exercises India is hosting in late March were called off until further notice.
The US military asked the South Korean military to postpone their joint exercises in the US due to potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. Korea’s Army had planned to send 50 officers and intelligence analysts to the Fort Irwin National Training Center in California later this month to observe US military training, Korea Herald reported.
The Army plans to push ahead with similar drills set for May and October, but said the COVID-19 outbreak could affect the schedule. Meanwhile, Korea’s Navy and Marine Corps have indefinitely postponed joint drills with their US counterparts, whereas the Air Force said it was rethinking whether to go ahead with drills it has planned with the US.