British Army team reaches India for joint exercise


 

A British contingent of more than 100 soldiers reached India for a joint level exercise in the desert of Rajasthan. The team landed at Jaipur airport and were received by Indian Army officials. From the airport, the team headed to Mahajan Field range which is close to Bikaner.

Troops from the 20th Battalion The Rajputana Rifles and 1st Battalion the Royal Anglican Regiment of British Army will be participating in the exercise.

“The exercise will provide field commanders and troops with an opportunity to interact with each other in matters professional, social and cultural,” said Lt Col Manish Ojha, Defence spokesperson.

“The aim of the exercise is to build and promote bilateral Army-to-Army relations and enhance interoperability while exchanging skills and experience between the Royal British Army and the Indian Army,” he added.

This is the third edition of the joint exercise between the countries which aim to increase the ties in the field of the military.