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.
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.
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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