18th edition of India-US joint military training exercise Yudh Abhyas will begin on November 16, 2022 in Auli, Uttrakhand.

 

About ‘Yudh Abhyas’ exercise

  • The 15-day-long exercise will focus on high altitude and extremely cold climate warfare.
  • Exercise Yudh Abhyas is conducted annually between India and US with the aim of exchanging best practices, Tactics, Techniques and Procedures between the Armies of the two nations.
  • The previous edition of the exercise was conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (USA) in October 2021.
  • The schedule will include all operations related to peacekeeping and peace enforcement.
  • The troops from both nations will work together to achieve common objectives.
  • The joint exercise will also focus on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.
  • US Army soldiers of 2nd Brigade of the 11th Airborne Division and Indian Army soldiers from the Assam Regiment will be participating in the exercise.