A joint military training exercise, Yudh Abhyas 2016 between the Indian and US got underway at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand on Thursday wherein the soldiers will be upgraded with strategies of fighting and other learning processes. The bilateral training programme will conclude on September 27.
All the drills are being conducted as per the UN mandate. The exercise is being held in the forest area of Chaubattia, where heights range from 6000 feet to 7800 feet. Army personnel from US and an equal number of Indian soldiers are taking part in this two-week long joint drill that will see them hone their tactical and technical skills in countering terrorism.
Apart from the physical exertion, the drill involves planning, preparation and execution of strategies. The drill also stresses on making use of state of the art equipment for tracking, identification and surveillance.
The US contingent was represented by a Company of 5th Infantry Battalion, 20 Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7 Infantry Division, US Army while the Indian side was represented by an Infantry Battalion.
At the conclusion of the drill, both sides will hold a discussion to share each other’s experience in various aspects.