India-Aus armies to hold joint military exercise in Rajasthan | VIDEO
The Indian Army is represented by troops from the DOGRA Regiment. 'AUSTRA HIND' will be a yearly event held alternatively in India and Australia, the government has said
A bilateral training exercise between the Indian and Australian armies - 'AUSTRA HIND 22' - will be conducted at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan from Monday. The exercises will run till December 11. The Australian contingent - consisting of soldiers from the 13th Brigade of the 2nd Division - has arrived at the exercise location, a government statement said.
The Indian Army is represented by troops from the DOGRA Regiment. 'AUSTRA HIND' will be a yearly event held alternatively in India and Australia, the government has said.
The aim of the exercise is to build positive military relations, imbibe each other’s best practices and promote the ability to operate together while undertaking multi-domain operations in semi-desert terrain under a United Nations peace enforcement mandate.
Training with next-generation equipment and specialist weapons, including sniper rifles and surveillance & communication equipment to achieve a high degree of situational awareness, apart from casualty management, evacuation and planning logistics at battalion/company level, are also planned.
During the exercise, participants will engage in a variety of tasks - joint planning, tactical drills, sharing basics of special arms skills and raiding a hostile target. The joint exercise, besides promoting understanding and interoperability between the two armies, will further help in strengthening ties between India and Australia.