In pics | India, US soldiers fight mock terrorists in 2-week drill | india-news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 11, 2016-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

In pics | India, US soldiers fight mock terrorists in 2-week drill

india Updated: Sep 27, 2016 17:16 IST
Anupam Trivedi
Anupam Trivedi
Hindustan Times
Highlight Story

State-of-the-art equipments for surveillance, tracking and identification of terrorists were introduced to the soldiers during the exercise, said an Army note. (Army)

The two-week-long joint military exercise between the United States and India concluded in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

Both the countries exchanged technological know-how, especially on counter-insurgency operations.

The drill started at Chaubatia, 350 kms from Dehradun, on September 14.

Army men participated in joint drills which involved tracking and neutralising ‘terrorists’ in hideouts. (Army)

More than 400 army personnel planned and neutralised mock terrorists during the drill.

US, Indian army men preparing to shoot a target at a distance. (Rajeev Kala)

State-of-the-art equipments for surveillance, tracking and identification of terrorists were introduced to the soldiers during the exercise, said an Army note.

Army men belonging to India and US participate in a drill. (Army)

The soldiers were trained on close quarter battles, sensing and neutralizing IEDs and also on how to communicate effectively.

Major General RK Raina interacting with US soldiers. (Army)

Earlier on Monday, the joint exercise was reviewed by Major General RK Raina, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Garud Division of the Indian Army and Major General Thomas James, Commanding General, 7 Infantry Division of the US army.

This was the 12th time in history the two nations have come together for a military exercise. Such a join drill was first held in 2004.

A soldier climbing down a rope attached to a helicopter during anti-terrorist mock drills. (Army)

This was the second time Chaubatia was chosen for the exercise, last being in 2014. Last year it was organised at Joint Base Lewis McChord in the United States.

Earlier, in June this year, a trilateral Naval exercise was held between India, US and Japan close to the South China Sea.