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    “Yudh Abhyas”: India – US Joint Military Exercise


    As part of the ongoing Indo-US Defense Cooperation, a largest ever Indo-US Joint Army Exercise YUDH ABHYAS The aim of this exercise to conduct a joint Indo-US training exercise under the framework of agreed joint training program for sharing useful experience in Peace Keeping operations and humanitarian the disaster relief situations. The scope of the exercise is to conduct Indo – US joint training exercise with Counter Insurgency/ Counter Terrorism focus in a semi urban setup. This is a training exercise, to learn from each other’s experience in similar type of military operations.ABHYAS 09, is being carried out at Babina near Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh District of India from 12 to 29 Oct 2009.

    “Yudh Abhyas” India – US Joint Military Exercise

    A highlight about this exercise is that US Army has shipped 17 “Strykers”, its most modern armored fighting vehicle. Besides Iraq and Afghanistan, US has not used strykers in any other country. This exercise will be a series of drills where in Indian T-90’s similar to American US M1 Abrams and BMP’s are joining Strykers in the war games.

    “Earlier, I didn’t know the Indians had a mechanized force of this magnitude with so much of a rich tradition,” This is what Sgt Logan Anderson; An US Army officer had to say after a few drills.

    “Since this unit of the Indian Army is mechanized and we are a Stryker unit, I am really looking forward to how we are going to maneuver together.”  An US Army officer from Stryker team said.

    “This exercises are also to promote mutual trust and understanding through the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures and associated logistics support. Exposure to highly technical-based weapons, equipment and systems would form part of the three-week-long effort,”

    Weapons Knowledge Exchange - Yudh Abhyas

    Weapons Knowledge Exchange – Yudh Abhyas

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    Yudh Abhyas – Yoga Training

    Yudh Abhyas - Stryker

    Yudh Abhyas – Stryker

    Yudh Abhyas - US Army Departure

    Yudh Abhyas – US Army Departure

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