India, US to hold joint military exercise in Alaska from 15-29 Oct

at 3:13 pm

New Delhi: Armies of India and the US will undertake the 17th edition of joint military exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” at Joint Base Elmendorf – Richardson in Alaska from tomorrow till 29 October 2021, as part of the ongoing Indo-US Defence Cooperation.

The Indian contingent, comprising of 350 personnel of an Infantry Battalion Group departed today, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

The exercise will culminate after a 48-hour long validation and it aims at enhancing understanding, cooperation and inter-operability between two Armies.

The joint exercise will focus on Combined Arms Manoeuvres in cold climatic conditions and is primarily aimed at sharing tactical level drills and learning best practices from each other, the Ministry said.

The previous version of this exercise was held at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Bikaner, Rajasthan in February 2021. This exercise is another step in the growing military cooperation between the two countries, the statement added.