India-UK joint military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior’
Joint Military Exercises of India.The fifth edition of India-UK joint military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior’ was conducted at Salisbury Plains, United Kingdom from 13th-26th February, 2020.
Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR – 2020, a joint military training exercise between India & United Kingdom (UK) culminated at West down Camp, Salisbury Plains Training Area, UK. The closing ceremony was attended by Brigadier Tom Bewick, Commander of UK 7 Infantry Brigade and Brigadier Gavin, Defence Attache of UK in India.
The fifth edition of the exercise included joint training in urban and semi urban areas. As part of the exercise, important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations were rehearsed and executed jointly. The highlight of the exercise was the Bonhomie and Camaraderie displayed by the troops, thereby ensuring integration and achievement of interoperability at all levels.
Both the armies will also share their valuable experiences in countering such situations as also refine drills and procedures for joint operations wherever the need so arises.
The exercise will be culminating with a 72 hours joint exercise which will focus on the joint operation by soldiers during conduct of counter terrorist operations. The exercise is a great step for the armies of the two democratic countries to train together and gain together from each other’s rich operational experiences.
- The aim of this exercise is to conduct army level joint training with emphasis on counter terrorism operations
- The exercise is conducted alternatively in the United Kingdom and India.
- Other joint exercises between India and UK:
- Navy: Konkan
- Air Force: Indradhanush
Indo-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise “SAMPRITI-IX”
The Ninth edition of Indo-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise “SAMPRITI-IX” commenced at Umroi, Meghalaya on 03 Feb 2020. The main focus of this edition of the fourteen days joint exercise is on Counter Terrorism Operations in mountainous and jungle terrain. To achieve interoperability in joint operations, a Command Post Exercise (CPX) and a Field Training Exercise (FTX) will be conducted simultaneously. A delegation comprising of 31 officers and 138 other ranks of Bangladesh Army and a Company Group of Indian Army will participate in the joint military exercise.
The Bangladesh Army contingent is led by Brigadier General Md Shafiul Azam. Both armies would familiarise each other in various tactical drills and procedures. Soldiers from both the armies will then graduate to joint tactical operations like Cordon and Search, Raid and House Clearance Drills.
“SAMPRITI-IX” started on 03 Feb 2020 with gala opening ceremony which included an impressive parade by both the army contingents and mesmerising band display. The parade was jointly reviewed by Brig Rajesh Sharma, Head of Indian Army Delegation and Brig Gen Md Shafiul Azam, Head of Bangladesh Army Delegation. The joint exercise will culminate on 16 Feb 2020 after a validation exercise.
SAMPRITI series of bilateral exercise is one of the major bilateral defence cooperation initiatives between India and Bangladesh Army.
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