As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training, Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019, is being conducted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, USA from September 5 to September 18.
Exercise Yudh Abhyas is one of the largest joint running military training and defence corporation endeavors between India and USA. This is the 15th edition of the joint exercise which is hosted alternately between the two countries.
Exercise Yudh Abhyas provides an opportunity to the armed forces of both the countries to train in an integrated manner at Battalion level with joint planning at the Brigade level.
Multiple scenarios are being rehearsed during the joint exercise with a view to understand each other’s organisational structure and battle procedures which would result in a higher degree of jointmanship that would further facilitate inter-operability between the armed forces of both countries to meet any unforeseen contingency across the globe.
Both armies are jointly training, planning and executing series of well-developed operations for neutralisation of threats of varied nature. ln the end, a joint exercise will be undertaken by both the countries in an operational setting under a UN mandate.