India-US Joint military training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2022 to commence in Uttarakhand


Armies of India and the US will participate in a training exercise in Uttarakhand later this month. Soldiers of the US Army’s 2nd Brigade of the 11th Airborne Division and Indian Army personnel from the Assam Regiment will be participating in Yudh Abhyas 2022 – a military training exercise.

The training schedule will focus on the deployment of an integrated battle group under Chapter VII of the UN Mandate. The schedule will include all operations related to peacekeeping and peace enforcement.

Troops from both nations will work together to achieve common objectives. The joint exercise will also focus on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. Troops from both nations will practice launching swift and coordinated relief efforts in the wake of any natural calamity.

This will be the 18th edition of the India-US joint training exercise Yudh Abhyas 22 which is conducted annually between India and the USA with the aim of exchanging best practices, tactics, techniques, and procedures between the armies of the two nations. The previous edition of the exercise was conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (USA) in October 2021.

In order to derive full benefit from the professional skills and experiences of both armies, a Command Post Exercise and Expert Academic Discussions (EAD) on carefully selected topics will also be carried out.

The scope of the Field Training Exercise includes the validation of integrated battle groups, force multipliers, establishment and functioning of surveillance grids, validation of operational logistics, mountain warfare skills, casualty evacuation, and combat medical aid in adverse terrain and climatic conditions. The exercise will involve exchanges and practices on a wide spectrum of combat skills including combat engineering, employment of UAS/Counter UAS techniques, and information operations.

“The exercise will facilitate both armies to share their experiences, and skills which will help enhance their techniques through information exchange,” said an official of the Ministry of Defense.

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