India and the US on Monday launched one of their largest-ever ground combat joint exercises codenamed 'Yudh Abhyas' (war study) at Babina in Uttar Pradesh.
For the next two weeks, Mechanised Infantry Battalion of the Indian Army and Second Squadron of 14th Cavalry Regiment of 25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, comprising of 325 men from the US, would be undertaking joint training exercises. The purpose of the joint exercise is to share experience in peace keeping operations and humanitarian work during disaster relief situations.
The exercises would continue till Oct 29. Babina is a cantonment in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.
Mid-way through Yudh Abhyas, yet another exercise named 'Cope India-09' between the air forces of the two countries will begin at Agra Oct 19.