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Indo-US first ever joint tri-services exercise will commence in 2019

 

 

Indo-US first-ever joint tri-services exercise will commence in 2019: Details, Schedule, Aim, Background, Highlights

The first ever India-United States tri-services exercise is proposed to take place in 2019 in India.

India-United States tri-services exercise will include all services of both countries and talks are on to include special forces.

The US will be the second country after Russia with whom India will conduct its tri-services exercise.

The Indo-US joint tri-services exercise was formally announced after first 2+2 dialogue between principals of External Affairs and Defence Ministries of two countries which was held in New Delhi in September 2018.

The Indo-US joint tri-services exercise will focus on United Nations-based scenario and overarching mission of humanitarian assistance, disaster relief measure. It will be also in line with India’s ambition of being natural humanitarian disaster relief hub in the Indo-Pacific region.

The three forces of India and US already take part in multiple bilateral exercises separately.

Background

India and US armies are also participating in an annual exercise called ‘Yudh Abayas’, whose latest edition took place in September 2018, and Air Forces take part in a bilateral drill called Cope India

India and US also participate in an exercise called Malabar which also involves Japan. But this will be the first time, three services of India and US will participate in drill together.

Indian Army has Para SF, Navy has Marcos while Air Force has 'Garud' as their respective special forces.


 

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