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SEE: India, US armies 'battle' it out in Rajasthan

Last updated on: February 23, 2021 08:28 IST

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

 

WATCH this stirring video of Yudh Abhyas

 

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

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