India And UK Armies Commence Two-Week Military Exercise
- The Army said in a statement that this drill will include a Command Post drill (CPX) at the battalion level and a field training exercise (FTX) at the company level.
- The Army said that the drill is another "significant milestone" in the way that the two armed forces work together, and that it will help to strengthen the relationship between the two.
India and the UK started a two-week military drill on Britain’s Salisbury Plains on Thursday. This is part of their efforts to strengthen their military ties as a whole. Officials say that soldiers from the UK’s 2 Royal Gorkha Rifles and the Indian Army’s Bihar Regiment are taking part in the ‘Ajeya Warrior’ drill.
Wednesday, an Indian Air Force C-17 plane brought the Indian Army group to Brize Norton. The group is bringing weapons and gear from their own country.
The military drill is taking place from April 27 to May 11. It is the seventh time it has been done.
The “Ajeya Warrior” is a training practice that both sides do every two years. It takes place in both the UK and India.
The last time it was done was in October 2021 in Chaubatia, Uttarakhand.
“The goal of the exercise is to build good relations between the two militaries, learn from each other’s best practices, and improve their ability to work together while carrying out non-conventional operations at the company level in urban and semi-urban areas under UN orders,” the Army said.
It also said that the exercise is meant to help the two forces work better together.
The Army said in a statement that this drill will include a Command Post drill (CPX) at the battalion level and a field training exercise (FTX) at the company level.
“During the exercise, participants will take part in a variety of missions to test their operational knowledge in different simulated situations, show off and improve their tactical drills, and learn from each other’s operational experience,” it said.
The Army said that the drill is another “significant milestone” in the way that the two armed forces work together, and that it will help to strengthen the relationship between the two.