The Indian and US Armies snipers carried out joint training at Alaska before closing exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’.
Indian ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu visited the exercise area in Alaska for the closing ceremony of the exercise, according to Indian Army officials.
Taranjit Singh Sandhu shared his delight to witness the Indian Army and the US Army soldiers’ actions at Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Alaska.
#WATCH | Indian and American Army troops share their experiences from Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Alaska, US. Indian Army’s woman Lance Naik-rank soldier from Military Police said they got an opportunity to know how the US Army troops carry out their tasks while they taught them… pic.twitter.com/stqQQgd47s
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He further thanked the US Army and the 11th Airborne Division for hosting troops.
The 11th Airborne Division is a US Army airborne formation based in Alaska.
Indian envoy Taranjit Singh Sandhu took to his social media ‘X’ and said, “Deepening Defense Partnership! Wonderful to witness #IndianArmy@ADGPI and @USArmy soldiers in action at Exercise #YudhAbhyas in Alaska. Thank @USARPAC @11thAirborneDiv for hosting troops.”
Deepening 🇮🇳🇺🇸 Defense Partnership!
— Taranjit Singh Sandhu (@SandhuTaranjitS) October 6, 2023
Last week, the Indian and US Armies carried out a joint tactical exercise in Alaska as part of the ongoing exercise Yudh Abhyas. The two armies on Friday carried out field training drills in Alaska, according to Indian Army officials.
The exercise entails exchanging the best practices, enhancing interoperability and strengthening the bond between the two Armies.
The 19th edition of “EXERCISE YUDH ABHYAS” is being conducted from September 25th to October 8th in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, USA. It is an annual exercise conducted jointly by the Indian Army and the United States Army. The previous edition of the exercise was conducted in Auli, Uttarakhand, India in November 2022.
The Indian Army contingent comprising 350 personnel is participating in this edition of the exercise. The lead battalion from the Indian side is affiliated with the MARATHA Light Infantry Regiment.
1-24 Infantry Battalion of the 1st Brigade Combat Team is participating from the US side. Both sides practised a series of tactical drills to enhance interoperability in conducting UN peacekeeping operations.
Personnel from both sides also held detailed discussions to share their experiences and best practices.
The two armies practised high-angle rescue & casualty evacuation drills in the sub-zero Arctic conditions during the exercise. The soldiers also conducted a live fire training exercise.
The theme of the exercise is ‘Employment of an Integrated Battle Group in Mountain/ Extreme Climatic Conditions’ under Chapter VII of the United Nations mandate.
“EX YUDH ABHYAS-23” will facilitate both Armies to mutually learn from each other and further strengthen the bonds between the two armies said the release.
(with inputs from ANI)