Indo-US forces will conduct training war exercise in Uttarakhand this month

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New Delhi. The 18th edition of joint training war exercise will be held in Uttarakhand this month between the armies of India and America. This war exercise of the armies of both the countries is done every year with the aim of exchanging each other’s best practices. The previous edition of the exercise was conducted in October, 2021 at Joint Base Elmdorf Richardson, Alaska (USA).

According to the Ministry of Defense, the soldiers of the Assam Regiment from the Indian side and the soldiers of the 2nd Brigade of the 11th Airborne Division from the US side will participate in the joint training war exercise to be held in Uttarakhand this month. The training program focuses on the employment of an Integrated Battle Group under Chapter VII of the United Nations mandate. The schedule will include all peace keeping and peace enforcement operations. The soldiers of both the countries will work together to achieve common objectives. The joint exercise will also focus on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. Troops of both the countries will practice launching quick and coordinated relief efforts in the wake of any natural calamity.

The personnel from both the services will also undertake command post exercises and expert academic discussions on selected topics to gain professional skills and experience. The scope of the field training exercise includes validation of integrated battle groups, establishment and functioning of surveillance grids, validation of operational logistics, mountain warfare skills, casualty evacuation, combat medical support under adverse terrain and climatic conditions. The exercise will involve exchange and exercises on a wide spectrum of combat skills including combat engineering, employment of UAS/counter UAS techniques and information operations. The exercise will facilitate both the armies to enhance their technologies through sharing of their vast experience, skills and exchange of information.

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