Rajasthan (SunstarTV Bureau): The contingent of 270 American soldiers has reached Rajasthan to take part in a fortnight-long Indo-US joint military exercise along the Pakistan border, starting Monday, a defence official said.
According to sources, the American soldiers reached here to participate in the 16th edition of the annual bilateral joint exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ with the Indian Army from February 8 to February 21. The Indian soldiers taking part in the exercise belonging to the 11th Battalion of Sapt Shakti Command of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Lt Col Sharma said.
“The American soldiers taking part in the exercise belong to the US Army’s 2, Infantry Battalions, 3, Infantry Regiments and 1 to 2 Striker Brigade Combat Team,” he said.
The joint exercise is another step in the growing military cooperation between the two countries which shows the continued strengthening in Indo-US relations, he added.