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Yudh Abhyas: India, US Armies Carry Out Joint Training in Alaska – News18


Curated By: Aditi Ray Chowdhury

Last Updated: October 06, 2023, 23:23 IST

Washington D.C., United States of America (USA)

The Indian envoy to US said that he was delighted to witness the actions of the Indian Army and the US Army soldiers at Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Alaska.

(Image: X/ Taranjit Singh Sandhu)

The Indian and US Armies carried out a joint tactical exercise in Alaska last week as part of the ongoing exercise Yudh Abhyas

A joint training was carried out by the snipers of Indian and US Armies at Alaska before closing exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’. Indian envoy to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu also visited the exercise area to attend the closing ceremony.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), the Indian envoy said he was delighted to witness the actions of the Indian Army and the US Army soldiers at Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Alaska.

“Deepening Defense Partnership! Wonderful to witness #IndianArmy@ADGPI and @USArmy soldiers in action at Exercise #YudhAbhyas in Alaska. Thank @USARPAC @11thAirborneDiv for hosting troops,” he tweeted.

Based in Alaska, the 11th Airborne Division is an airborne formation of the US Army.

The Indian and US Armies carried out a joint tactical exercise in Alaska last week as part of the ongoing exercise Yudh Abhyas.

News agency ANI quoted the Indian Army officials as saying on Friday that the two armies carried out field training drills in Alaska. The exercise included exchanging the best practices, enhancing interoperability and strengthening the bond between the Armies of the two countries.

The mega exercise was conducted amid a renewed push by both New Delhi and Washington to expand the overall scope of the India-US global strategic partnership.

The Indian Army contingent comprised 350 personnel participated in the 19th edition of exercise Yudh Abhyas at Alaska’s Fort Wainwright.

It is an annual exercise conducted jointly by the Indian Army and the US Army.

The previous edition of the exercise was conducted in Auli, Uttarakhand in November last year.

The exercise involved an exchange of views and best practices in drills on a wide spectrum of military skills, including combat engineering, obstruction clearance, and improvised explosive device warfare.

“The exercise Yudh Abhyas-23 will facilitate both armies to mutually learn from each other and further strengthen the bonds between the two armies,” the Indian Army had said in an official statement.

(with PTI inputs)



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