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The 17th edition of the exercise “Yudh Abhyas” will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska, USA.
About Exercise Yudh Abhyas
Exercise Yudh Abhyas is the largest running joint military training and defence cooperation endeavor between India and the USA.
The exercise was started in 2004 under the US Army Pacific Partnership Program. The exercise is hosted alternately between both countries.
The exercise aims at enhancing understanding, cooperation and interoperability between two Armies.
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.
Exercise Malabar: It is a multilateral naval exercise that includes simulated war games and combat manoeuvres. It was started in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between the Indian and the US navies. Japan joined in 2015. In 2020, the Australian Navy has participated in the exercise for the first time since 2007.
Source: This post is based on the article “Indian Army Contingent Departs for 17th Edition of Indo-US Joint Military Exercise Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” published in PIB on 14th October 2021.