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India, US Army Contingents Carry out Joint Training during Yudh Abhyas 21

The joint military ‘Yudh Abhyas 2021’ exercise is a part of Indo-US Defence Cooperation being conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage

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Ishita Chakraborty
Ishita Chakraborty
Ishita Chakraborty is a computer engineer, a journalist in training, a social activist, a youth activist for PETA India, and a linguaphile. She covers social issues, UN initiatives, and diversity.

UNITED STATES. Anchorage: Indian Army and US Army carried out a joint training session during the military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ in the United States on Friday. The joint military exercise, ‘Yudh Abhyas 2021’ is a part of Indo-US Defence Cooperation being conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage. The 14-day exercise had started on October 15.

Military troops of both nations undertook aerial recce of the target objective for the exercise. The military observation was carried out in a UH 60 Blackhawk helicopter. According to the Indian Army’s statement, small arms firing was carried out by a combined team of US and Indian soldiers at Grezelka firing range in Anchorage.

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During the military exercise, the American troops demonstrated the setting up of their Arctic tents. Arctic tents are specialized in holding up to 10 troops per tent.

After this, a tent setting competition was held. A mixed team of Indian and US troops participated in the competition.

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The contingent of the Indian Army took a demonstration on the various types of rock craft and snow craft equipment held with the trained mountaineers of the army. A team of instructors from the High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) was also present there.

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According to the defense ministry, 300 US soldiers belonging to First Squadron (Airborne) of the 40th Cavalry Regiment and 350 soldiers of 7 Madras Infantry Battalion Group of Indian Army are participating in the exercise. The 14 days training schedule includes activities on joint training in a ‘Counter Insurgency’ environment under the United Nations mandate.

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    Ishita Chakraborty is a computer engineer, a journalist in training, a social activist, a youth activist for PETA India, and a linguaphile. She covers social issues, UN initiatives, and diversity.

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