Both sides will practice a series of tactical drills to enhance interoperability
A 350-strong Indian Army contingent will participate in the 19th edition of 'Exercise Yudh Abhyas' along with the US Army. The annual exercise conducted jointly by the Indian Army and the United States Army will be held in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, USA, from September 25 to August 8, 2023.

Both sides will practice a series of tactical drills to enhance interoperability in conducting UN peacekeeping operations. Personnel from both sides will also hold detailed discussions to share their experiences and best practices, India's Ministry of Defence said on Sunday (September 24, 2023).

The lead battalion from the Indian side is affiliated to the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment while the 1-24 Infantry Battalion of 1st Brigade Combat Team will participate from the US side.

The previous edition of the Exercise was conducted in Auli, Uttarakhand, India in November 2022.

The theme of the Exercise is ‘Employment of an Integrated Battle Group in Mountain/ Extreme Climatic Conditions’ under Chapter VII of United Nations mandate. A Command Post Exercise and Expert Academic Discussions on selected topics will also form part of the schedule, the Ministry of Defence said. 

The scope of the Field Training Exercise includes validation of Integrated Battle Groups against hostile forces at the Brigade level, Integrated Surveillance Grid at the Brigade/ Battalion level, employment of Heliborne/ Airborne elements and Force Multipliers.

The two sides will also go through  validation of logistics and casualty management during operations, evacuation and combat medical aid and other aspects as applicable to High Altitude Areas and Extreme Climatic Conditions.