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India-US to conduct tri-service exercise

US Army 53500 Strykehorse Soldiers show off UAV capabilities (Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Jackson/U.S. Army)
September 07, 2018

Taking the Indo-U.S. relations forward, the countries are now planning to conduct their first-ever joint tri-service exercise involving Air Force, Navy, and Army of both countries, to be held in 2019.

The decision on the exercise was taken during the 2+2 dialogue between India and the U.S. in Delhi on Thursday. The talk was in between the U.S. Secretaries and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

India and the U.S. used to conduct exercises involving only one wing of the armed forces like Red Flag Exercise for Air Force, Yudhabhyas Exercise for Army, and Malabar Naval Exercise for Navy.

During the 2+2 dialogue, India also signed the historic COMCASA agreement which also gives India access to high-end US technologies.