The exercise is part of an initiative to develop inter-operability and sharing expertise with friendly foreign nations, the Ministry of Defence said

India and the UK have begun their company level military training exercise ‘AJEYA WARRIOR’ at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand. The 6th edition of joint military exercise will conclude on October 20, a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence on Thursday said.

“During this exercise, an infantry company from the Indian Army and an equivalent strength from the UK Army would be sharing their experiences gained during the conduct of various military operations in their respective countries and during overseas engagements,” it added.

As part of the training, both the Armies would familiarise with each other’s weapons, equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures for carrying out joint military operations.

Also, there would be a series of expert academic discussions on various subjects of mutual interest such as combined arms concept, sharing of experiences in joint force, operation logistics and others.

The joint military training would culminate with a grueling 48 hours exercise to validate the performance of both the Armies in conducting joint military operations in a semi-urban environment.

This joint military exercise will go a long way in improving bilateral relations and also will be a major step towards further strengthening the traditional bond of friendship between the two nations.