Ex Yudh Abhyas: China’s threat and India’s ties with U.S
The 17th edition of the joint military training exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas” will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, The United States from October 15 to 29.
The contingent, comprising 350 personnel of an Infantry Battalion Group departed on 14th October 2021. The Exercise Yudh Abhyas is the largest running joint military training and defense cooperation endeavor between India and the US.
The previous edition of this exercise was held at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan’s Bikaner in February 2021. Thus exercise is another step in the growing military cooperation between the two countries.
The exercise aims at enhancing understanding, cooperation, and interoperability between two armies. The joint exercise will focus on ” Combined Arms Manoeuvres” in cold climatic conditions and is primarily aimed at sharing tactical level drills and learning best practices from each other.
The exercise will culminate after a 48-hour long validation. This is undoubtedly another significant milestone in the enhanced upward trajectory of India – US relations.