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India, US to hold military exercise near China border amid rising tensions

The Americans are in a tense relationship with the Chinese due to the Taiwan issue while the Indian military has been in a standoff with them since May 2020 timeframe.

Paras Bisht Edited By: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 New Delhi Updated on: August 04, 2022 7:05 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE IMAGE) India and US would be holding their regular Yudhabhyas series of wargames in the Auli area in Uttarakhand near the China border.

Highlights

  • India, US to hold wargames in October in Uttarakhand
  • This will further strengthen the military ties between the two nations
  • This would be the 18th Yudhabhyas wargames between India and the US

India and US will hold their regular Yudhabhyas series of wargames in the Auli area in Uttarakhand near the China border. The exercise would be held from October 18 to 31 in the mountainous terrain in the area which has seen the additional deployment of assets and troops in the last two years. 

Further strengthening their military ties, the exercise planned many months in advance would see the two armies practice counter-terrorist operations along with many drills during the exercise. This would be the 18th of the Yudhabhyas wargames between India and the US to help enhance interoperability between the two sides.

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The two armies had last held the wargames in Alaska where they carried out drills in extremely cold conditions. The Americans are in a tense relationship with the Chinese due to the Taiwan issue while the Indian military has been in a standoff with them since May 2020 timeframe. 

(ANI Inputs)

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