India, US armies to train together in mountain warfare
Some 700 Indian and US soldiers will hone their counter-terrorism skills in mountainous terrain in the foothills of Himalayas in Uttarakhand from next week, furthering interoperability between the armies of the two countries.
Sep 12, 2018
NEW DELHI: Some 700 Indian and US soldiers will hone their counter-terrorism skills in mountainous terrain in the foothills of Himalayas in Uttarakhand from next week, furthering interoperability between the armies of the two countries.
The two-week joint military training "Yudh Abhyas 2018" will be conducted in Chaubattia from September 16 to 29.
This will be the 14th edition of the joint military exercise hosted alternately by both countries.
"The joint exercise will simulate a scenario where both nations will work together in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism environment in mountainous terrain under United Nation charter," an army spokesperson said here.
"The exercise will witness participation of about 350 personnel of the US Army and similar strength of the Indian Army."
The military drill curriculum is progressively planned where the participants are initially made to get familiar with each other's organisational structure, weapons, equipment, confidence training and tactical drills.
Subsequently, the training advances to joint tactical exercises wherein the battle drills of both the armies are coherently unleashed.
The training will culminate with a final validation exercise in which troops of both countries will jointly carry out an operation against terrorists in a fictitious but realistic setting.
"Over the years, the two countries have decided to progressively increase the scope and content of this joint exercise. Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2018 will witness a Division Headquarter based Command Post Exercise, an Infantry Battalion carrying out field training exercise and discussions on issues of mutual interest by experts of both countries."
The spokesperson described the exercise as "a great step for the armies of the two democratic countries to train together and gain together from each other's rich operational experiences" to help further build interoperability between the forces of the two countries.
Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India
India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.
Bhutan slips on Ease of Business; foreign workers blocked
As Bhutan’s ranking on ease of doing business slipped eight places to 81, foreign workers from four professions will not qualify to get work permits in Bhutan starting this month, accordin...
Modi threatening idea of India, stifling dissent: Manmohan Singh
Nur Jahan: Amazing tale of widow who became Empress of India
India and EU: The devil lies in the (trade) deal
16 novels related to South Asian region longlisted for DSC Prize
"The Rise of Saffron Power” (Routledge India), edited by Mujibur Rehman