India and US will be conducting their 13th edition of joint military exercise which will be stretched for two weeks in Washington starting from September 14. The annual exercise which is named “Yudh Abhyas” is to further strengthen the joint cooperation and to equip both the armies to meet and diffuse any unforeseen event across the globe.
The news comes at the time when tensions are rising in the Asia Pacific region due to the recent Hydrogen bomb testing by North Korea. The exercise will be held at the Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington which is already been accorded as one of the largest joint military training and defence corporation endeavours between the two countries.
“Multiple scenarios will be rehearsed during the exercise with a view to understand each-other’s organisational structure and battle procedures… that would further facilitate interoperability between the armed forces of both countries to meet any unforeseen contingency across the globe,” the Army said which further noted that both(armies) will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed operations for “neutralisation of threats of varied nature”.
“In the end a joint exercise will be undertaken by both countries in an operational setting under a UN mandate,” said the Army.
The exercise is also done keeping in mind the dominance of China in the South China Sea.