Indian Army soldiers train with US Army in a joint military exercise, called “Yudh Abhyas” at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington. The exercises are one of the largest running military training and defence corporation programmes between India and the US.
The U.S. Army hosted hundreds of service members from the Indian Army.
“The whole motive of this joint exercise was interoperability,” said Indian Army Captain Karamveer Jodha.
Yudh Abhyas is one of the longest-running military exchange between India and the US.
This year, it’s being held at the US Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington at a time America’s Defence Secretary James Mattis, a decorated war veteran, and close Trump aide, is in Delhi, meeting top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Yuddh Abhyas is the operational end of the increasingly close military relationship between India and the US. According to the US Secretary of Defence, this is “a time of strategic convergence. As India takes its rightful place at the global table, it will find the US to be a steadfast friend and partner.”
Here is the video of India-US joint military exercise:
Americans learned a few things from the Indian soldiers, according to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott Siegfried.
“We showed them how we do combat assistance,” – said Siegfried,
“They, in turn, showed us how they detect explosive devices, some different explosive devices than we’ve had experience with.”