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India-US joint military exercise 'Vajra Prahar' kicks-off in Rajasthan



India-US joint military exercise 'Vajra Prahar' kicks-off in Rajasthan: Details, Aim, Highlights

India and the United States (US) Joint Special Forces Military Exercise-2018 named 'Vajra Prahar' kicked off at Mahajan Field Firing Range (MFFR), Bikaner in Rajasthan. 

India & US joint military exercise 'Vajra Prahar' is a 12-day long exercise, scheduled to commence from 19th November to 31st November 2018. This exercise was called between Special Forces of both countries to deal with operations for counter-terrorism and is being done at the unit as well as sub-unit levels.

For Vajra Prahar exercise, US Army is represented by the contingent of one officer and 10 Other Ranks from Special Forces Group of United States Pacific Command. They will carry out 12 days of rigorous joint training in semi-desert and rural terrain with an aim to enhance interoperability of the two armed forces and further military to military co-operation.

India-US contingents in Vajra Prahar exercise will train on aspects such as hostage rescue, building intervention, desert survival, medical aid, and combat firing. At the end of training, they will undertake a three-day outdoor exercise to validate their best practices.

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