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Indo-U.S. exercise 'YudhAbhyas' comes to an end in Rajasthan

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    22nd Feb, 2021


The closing ceremony of the joint military exercise between the Indian and U.S. Army, ‘Exercise Yudh Abhyas-20’ was held at Mahajan Field Firing Range.

About the Exercise- ‘YudhAbhyas’

  • It was the first such exercise was initiated in 2002.
  • This was the 16th edition of the joint exercise between the military of two nations.
  • Aim: To focus on counter terrorism operations under the mandate of the United Nations.
  • Focused areas: The training focused primarily on
    • subject matter exchange of topical issues of contemporary significance
    • drills at tactical level
    • sharing of best practices of each other

Other joint exercises between US-India

  • Tiger Triumph: Tiger Triumphis a bilateral tri-service amphibious military exercise involving the armed forces of India and the United States.
  • Vajra Prahar: Vajra Prahar is a Special Forces joint training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US.

List of other exercises

Indian Army

  • Hand in Hand- China 
  • Surya Kiran- Nepal
  • Sampriti- Bangladesh
  • Mitra Shakti- Sri Lanka
  • IMBAX- Myanmar
  • Garuda Shakti- Indonesia
  • INDRA- Russia
  • Ajeya Warrior- UK
  • Nomadic Elephant- Mongolia

Indian Navy

  • SIMBEX- Singapore

Indian Air Force

  • GARUDA- France