'Yudh Abhyas 2018': India and US to start operations from September 16
As part of the ongoing Indo-US defense cooperation, a joint military training exercise "Yudh Abhyas 2018" will be conducted in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand's Chaubattia from September 16-29, a spokesman of the Central Command said on Monday.
The exercise curriculum is progressively planned where the participants are initially made familiar with each other's organizational structure, weapons, equipment, confidence training, and tactical drills. Subsequently, the training advances to joint tactical exercises wherein the battle drills of both the armies are coherently unleashed.
The training will culminate with a final validation exercise in which troops of both the countries will jointly carry out an operation against terrorists in a fictitious but realistic setting, the official said.