India, UK begin two-week joint military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior’.

Military troops of India and the United Kingdom (UK) kick-started the seventh edition of ‘Ajeya Warrior 2023’, a two-week joint military exercise on Thursday at UK’s Salisbury Plains, as part of efforts to consolidate the overall military ties. The soldiers of the 2 Royal Gorkha Rifles from the UK and Indian Army troops from the Bihar Regiment are participating in the military exercise. The Indian Army contingent arrived at Brize Norton on Wednesday in an Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft with indigenous weapons and equipment.

Ajeya Warrior is a biennial training event with the UK which is conducted alternatively in both countries. The last edition was held at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand in October 2021.

During the exercise, both armies will engage in various activities testing their operational acumen in various simulated situations and refining tactical drills which would help in developing interoperability between the two armies.

According to the ministry of defence, the aim of the military exercise is to “build positive military relations, imbibe each other’s best practices and promote the ability to operate together while undertaking company-level sub-conventional operations in urban and semi-urban environments under UN mandate”.

“The scope of this exercise involves a Command Post Exercise (CPX) at the battalion level and company level field training exercise (FTX),” it added.

The exercise is yet another significant milestone in defence cooperation between India and the UK and will further foster the bilateral relations, the statement added.

The military exercise will be conducted from April 27 to May 11.

Source- Hindustan Times.

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