NEWS | Feb. 5, 2021

U.S. and Indian Armies Participate in Exercise Yudh Abhyas

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India -- Soldiers from the U.S. and Indian Armies will participate in exercise Yudh Abhyas 20 from February 8-21, 2021, at Mahajan Field Firing Range (MFFR) in Rajasthan.

This U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored exercise involves approximately 250 U.S. and 250 Indian army soldiers. This annual training exercise enhances combined interoperability capabilities through training and cultural exchange, which foster enduring partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region though common defense objectives.

Yudh Abhyas 20 provides excellent opportunities for professional and cultural exchanges that strengthen our partnership through shared learning and training. Training commences with expert academic exchanges and professional development workshops that focus on training at the corps-level and below; combat against conventional, unconventional and hybrid threats; humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

The command post exercise (CPX) will focus on U.N. peacekeeping operation staff tasks in a combined military setting. A field training exercise (FTX) will involve company-strength elements from each nation exercising combined, fundamental war-fighting skills to enhance combined operational capacity. The CPX and FTX will run concurrently.

Questions regarding this exercise should be directed to the 1-2 SBCT Public Affairs Officer, Major Spencer Grant Garrison at 253-967-6224, spencer.g.garrison.mil@mail.mil and SSG Joseph P Tolliver at 253-967-6224, joseph.p.tolliver.mil@mail.mil. Please visit the official Yudh Abhyas Facebook page at www.facebook.com/YudhAbhyas. Questions pertaining to the Indian Army Soldiers can be sent to the Indian Army PAO Colonel Anand. +91 98119-22183.