Biggest Indo-US military exercise in October

Last Updated: Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 21:42

New Delhi: In a bid to enhance their
military cooperation, India and US are going to hold their
largest-ever exercise involving armoured elements in the first
week of October near Jhansi.
"The exercise, which will see participation of over 300
troops each side, will be the biggest ever between the armies
of the two countries as till now we were engaging each other
in company level exercises in which around 100 soldiers from
each side participated," army officials here said.

The over two-week-long exercise, officials said, would
be held around Army`s Armoured Corps Training Centre in Babina
Cantonment near Jhansi.

This would be the second Indo-US military training
exercise in the year after the first one took place in Belgaum
in January this year.
"The war games in Belgaum this year were part of the
series of exercises between the infantry elements of the two
sides and was set up in a counter-insurgency environment and
company level troops from both sides took part in them," they
said.

The three services from both the countries have been
engaging each other in different exercises in the last few
years after the relations between the two countries started
improving in the early part of the millennium.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 21:42

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