Yudh Abhyas 2019 to be held in US
The joint military training exercise between India and United States (US) named Yudh Abhyas – 2019 will be held at Joint Base Lewis Mc Chord, Washington, US from 05-18 September 2019. It is being conducted as part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation. It is one of the largest joint running military training and defence corporation endeavors between both countries. This will be overall 15th edition of the joint exercise hosted alternately between the two countries.
Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019
It will provide opportunity to armed forces of both countries to train in integrated manner at Battalion level with joint planning at Brigade level. They will jointly rehearse multiple scenarios during the exercise with view to understand each other’s organisational structure and battle procedures. In this edition of exercise, armies of both countries will jointly train, plan and execute series of well developed operations for neutralization of threats of varied nature. It will be undertaken by both countries in operational setting under United Nations (UN) mandate. Apart from this, experts from both sides will hold expert academic and military discussions to share each other’s experiences on varied topics for mutual benefit.
Significance of exercise: It will result in higher degree of jointmanship that will further facilitate interoperability between armed forces of both countries to meet any unforeseen contingency across the globe. It will also serve as ideal platform for armed forces of both countries to learn from each other’s expertise and experiences of planning and execution of operations.
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