Exercise Yudh Abhyas: India, US to carry out mega military exercise in Uttarakhand

Source: The post is based on the article “Exercise Yudh Abhyas: India, US to carry out mega military exercise in Uttarakhand” published in Livemint on 4th August 2022.

What is the News?

India and the US will hold the 18th edition of the Exercise “Yudh Abhyas” in Uttarakhand’s Auli.

What is Exercise Yudh Abhyas?

It is a military exercise between India and the US.

Aim: To enhance understanding, cooperation and interoperability between the armies of India and the US with a number of complex drills being planned.

Started in: The exercise was started in 2004 under the US Army Pacific Partnership Program.

The exercise is hosted alternately between both countries.

What are the other exercises between India and the US?

Exercise Tiger Triumph– It is a tri-service military exercise between India and the US.

Exercise Vajra Prahar: It is a Special Forces joint military training exercise. It has been conducted alternately in India and the US since 2010.

Exercise Cope India: It is a series of bilateral Air Force exercises between India and the United States.

Defence Cooperation between India and US

Relations between India and US have improved since 2016 when the US designated India a “Major Defence Partner”.

Since 2016 the two countries have signed many major defence and security pacts such as LEMOA, BECA and COMCASA.

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