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Indian and US armies commence Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2021

The Indian and US armies have commenced the joint military exercise Yudh Abhyas 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska, US.

The 14-day bilateral exercise is designed to enable exchange of knowledge, ideas and concepts between the two militaries. It is focused on enhancing cohesion and interoperability.

The US troops participating in Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2021 include the First Squadron (Airborne) of the 40th Cavalry Regiment, US Army, and the Indian contingent is represented by 7th MADRAS Infantry Battalion Group.

A total of 300 US Army soldiers and 350 Indian Army soldiers are participating in the exercise.

The joint training exercise includes counter insurgency / counter terrorism environment activities under United Nations (UN) mandate.

In a statement, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) noted that the exercise will enable both armies to improve situational awareness.

MoD said: “This will help them in undertaking joint operations at Battalion level in mountainous terrain with cold climatic conditions under the ambit of United Nations.”

The 17th edition of the exercise is hosted alternately between both countries.

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