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=>As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2018 was conducted in the foothills of Himalayas at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand from 16 September to 29 September 2018. It was the 14th edition of the joint military exercise hosted alternately by both countries.
=>The joint exercise Yudh Abhyas 2018 simulated a scenario where both nations will work together in counter insurgency and counter terrorism environment in mountainous terrain under United Nation charter.
=>The exercise curriculum is progressively planned where the participants are initially made to get familiar with each other’s organizational structure, weapons, equipment, confidence training and tactical drills.
=>Subsequently, the training advances to joint tactical exercises wherein the battle drills of both the armies are coherently unleashed. The training culminated with a final validation exercise in which troops of both countries will jointly carry out an operation against terrorists in a fictitious but realistic setting.
=>Over the years the two countries have decided to progressively increase the scope and content of this joint exercise. Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2018 will witness a Division Headquarter based Command Post Exercise, an Infantry Battalion carrying out Field Training Exercise and discussions on issues of mutual interest by experts of both countries.
=>This is the 14th edition of the joint military exercise, which is hosted alternately by the two countries.
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