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India, UK start joint exercise Ajeya Warrior

October 08, 2021 11:44 AM

New Delhi, India-UK joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior, focused on developing inter-operability among the two forces, has started in Chaubatia of Uttarakhand, the Indian Army said on Thursday.

This the sixth edition of the India- UK Joint Company Level Military Training which will culminate on October 20.

"The exercise is part of an initiative to develop inter-operability and sharing expertise with friendly foreign nations. During this exercise, an Infantry Company from Indian Army and an equivalent strength from UK Army would be sharing their experiences gained during the conduct of various military operations in their respective countries and during overseas engagements. Together, both the armies stand to benefit from their varied experiences," an official statement said.

As part of the training, both the Armies would familiarise with each other’s weapons, equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures for carrying out joint military operations.

There would also be a series of Expert Academic Discussions on various subjects of mutual interest such as Combined Arms Concept, Sharing of Experiences in Joint Force, and Operation Logistics among other things.

The joint military training would culminate with a 48 hours exercise to validate the performance of both the Armies in conducting joint military operations in a semi-urban environment.

"This joint military training will go a long way in improving bilateral relations and also will be a major step towards further strengthening the traditional bond of friendship between the two Nations," the statement added.

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