Exercise Yudh Abhyas-20 -- the joint military exercise between the Indian and US armies -- at the Mahajan field firing range in Rajasthan has ended.
This was the 16th edition of Yudh Abhyas, whose aim was to focus on counter terrorism operations under the mandate of the United Nations.
by Major General Gurpreet Singh, General Officer Commanding, Ranbankura division, and Major General Michael A J Fernandez (in beret) take a shot along with their troops. Photograph: PTI Photo
The training focused on exchange of topical issues of contemporary significance, drills at the tactical level and sharing of best practices of each other's forces. Photograph: ANI Photo
Indian Air Force Chinook helicopters in flight. Photograph: @SWComd_IA/Twitter
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An Indian Army Rudra helicopter engages with simulated terrorist targets. Photograph: @SWComd_IA/Twitter
Yudh Abhyas began on February 8 and ended on February 20. Photograph: ANI Photo
The joint training has strengthened the capabilities of joint operations by both armies. Photograph: ANI Photo
The exercise was conducted in two phases. The first phase involved combat conditioning, tactical training and inter-operability. The training received by both armies in the first phase was validated in the second phase. Photograph: ANI Photo
Another view of the Rudra helicopter engaging with simulated terrorist targets. Photograph: @SWComd_IA/Twitter
Yudh Abhyas is seen as another significant milestone in the enhanced upward trajectory of India-US defence relations. Photograph: ANI Photo