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Yudh Abhyas military exercise begins Sept 16

Indian Army Maj. Prashant Mishra, a company commander with the 99th Mountain Brigade, reviews the route for a training patrol with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Alexander Stodola, a platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013, during Yudh Abhyas, (Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod/U.S. Army)
September 12, 2018

Armies from India and the United States will be kicking off the annual Yudh Abhyas military exercise from Sept 16. The exercise will be conducted in the foothills of Chaubattia in Uttarakhand and will be concluded on Sept. 29.

So far India and the U.S. have conducted 13 Yudh Abhyas exercises. This time, the drill will be focused on learning and exchanging new tactics of counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in a mountainous terrain.

Both the armies are engaged in various anti-terrorist operations under different conditions. The exercise will be beneficial in learning and exchanging new tactics.

The exercise came at a very crucial time as India recently concluded the 2+2 dialogue with the U.S. for the first time.