NEWS | Sept. 19, 2018

U.S. and Indian Soldiers Share Weapons Knowledge during Exercise Yudh Abhyas

7th Infantry Division

CHAUBATTIA MILITARY STATION -- Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and the Indian army’s 99th Mountain Brigade, held a weapons demonstration at Chaubattia Military Station, India, Sept. 18, 2018.

During the demonstration, soldiers learned the specifications and firing techniques of the each nation’s weapon systems. This was part of Yudh Abhyas, an exercise that enhances the joint capabilities of both nations through training and cultural exchange, and helps foster enduring partnerships in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

“I am excited to see how the Indian and American forces work together and see how the Indian weapon systems compare to ours,” said Spc. Kevin Hunt, a Soldier with 1-23 Infantry. “I am excited to learn as much as I can from the Indian army. The Indian army Soldiers are friendly and are very welcoming and knowledgeable.”

It great being in India, said Pvt. Christian Perez, a Soldier with 1-23 Infantry. He 19 years old and India is the first country he has visited outside of the U.S.

“Learning from the Indian army has been a lot of fun,” said Pvt. Robert Flynn, also a Soldier with 1-23 Infantry. “It is good to see how they do things and they can see our techniques and we both can learn from that experience.”