The 18th India-US joint training exercise “YUDH ABHYAS 22” is scheduled to take place in Uttarakhand this month.

Indo-US joint training exercise “Yudh Abhyas 2022” to start in Uttarakhand

Yudh Abhyas 2022: The 18th India-US joint training exercise “YUDH ABHYAS 22” is scheduled to take place in Uttarakhand this month. Exercise Yudh Abhyas is conducted annually between India and the United States with the aim of exchanging best practices, tactics, techniques and procedures between the armies of the two nations. The previous edition of the exercise took place at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (United States) in October 2021.

US Army soldiers from the 2nd Brigade of the 11th Airborne Division and Indian Army soldiers from the ASSAM Regiment will take part in the exercise. The training program focuses on the employment of an integrated battle group under Chapter VII of the UN mandate. The schedule will include all operations related to peacekeeping and peace enforcement. Troops from both nations will work together to achieve common goals. The joint exercise will also focus on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. Troops from both nations will train to launch rapid and coordinated relief efforts in the aftermath of any natural calamity.

In order to take full advantage of the skills and professional experiences of both armies, a command post exercise and expert academic discussions (EAD) on carefully selected topics will be carried out. The scope of the field training exercise includes validation of integrated battle groups, force multipliers, establishment and operation of surveillance grids, validation of operational logistics, mountain warfare skills, evacuation of the wounded and medical aid in combat in adverse terrain and climatic conditions. The exercise will involve exchanges and practices on a wide range of combat skills, including combat engineering, the employment of UAS/Counter UAS techniques and information operations.

The exercise will allow the two armies to share their vast experiences, skills and improve their techniques through the exchange of information.

Publication date: Nov 15, 2022 6:26 p.m. IST