Yudh Abhyas: India-US maintain joint counter-terrorism drill in Rajasthan’s Bikaner


India-US maintain joint counter-terrorism drill in Rajasthan


India, United States on Saturday carried out a joint tactical army degree train in Rajasthan’s Thar desert, aimed toward enhancing cooperation and interoperability. The 16th version of joint army train ‘Yudh Abhyas’ is being carried out on the international coaching node on the Mahajan Area Firing Vary in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. The drill is called Zorawar, in honour of mid 19th-century Dogra army commander Normal Zorawar Singh, who’s famend because the “Conqueror of Ladakh”.

The main focus of the drill is counter-terror operations and other than that, each militaries are finishing up familiarisation and dealing with of weapons, battlefield trauma administration, casualty evacuation, tactical degree questioning, intelligence assortment monitoring and interrogation methods and counter-IED drills.

Through the train, firing from small arms, medium-range arms and tanks had been carried out.

In regards to the counter-terror joint drills, US Military Main Sameer Puri mentioned: “We must always preserve the excessive degree of professionalism. We must always develop extra such drills in order that we are able to combine extra workers features.”

He mentioned that there needs to be officer to officer degree of co-ordination and non-commissioned officer to non-commissioned officer integration so that they they’ll study widespread language of army processes.

Main Puri mentioned that terrorism is largest risk for the world and it needs to be countered strongly. “We now have learnt rather a lot in the course of the train,” he mentioned.

Equally, Captain Alica Brown mentioned that the drill was a tremendous expertise for her.

“We had been welcomed with open arms. The hospitality was greater than even dreamed about. It’s nice expertise to have shared understanding with Indian Military,” she mentioned.

A complete 240 US Military personnel are a part of the train and so they had arrived on February 5.

“Full Covid-19 protocol had been maintained in the course of the train,” mentioned a senior Indian Military officer.

(With inputs from IANS)

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