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U.S., India plan series of joint army exercises
The U.S. and Indian armies have planned a series of joint exercises over the next two years, U.S. Army Pacific officials announced this week.

The plan, officially signed Dec. 9 during a visit by the 9th Executive Steering Group to U.S. Army Pacific, includes continuation of the annual Exercise Yudh Abayas that is held annually both in India and the United States.

This year, the platoon-level exercise was held in India and Hawaii. Next year, a portion of the exercise will be held in Alaska and India. Security cooperation program activities also will be held on subjects including aviation, medicine, logistics and others, according to the release.

“Having a close working relationship with the Indian Army is vital to the stability of the Asia-Pacific Theater,” Lt. Gen. John M. Brown III, U.S. Army Pacific commander, stated in a news release announcing the joint exercises. “We have a very positive relationship with the Indian Army leadership and I’m enthusiastic about continuing the cooperative efforts that we have worked together to develop.”

Each year the U.S. Army and the Indian Army use joint exercises, exchanges of subject-matter experts and seminars to promote mutual understanding and hone their ability to work together.


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