The British Army say that Indian soldiers have been in the UK to participate in joint Indian and British military training exercise, Exercise Ajeya Warrior.
According to a news release, the Exercise seen a composite company of 120 soldiers from the Indian Army’s 14th Battalion, The Dogra Regiment and soldiers from B Company 1st Battalion The Rifles share their knowledge and expertise to enhance the combat tactics of both sides.
“The two-week training event which took place on Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) is held biannually in alternate countries, and culminated in a 72 hour joint counter-insurgency exercise in the middle of the plain. The Indian troops have participated in a series of familiarisation stands and lectures that have encompassed counter-improvised explosive device (IED) skills and casualty evacuation drills as well as offensive and defensive missions.
From getting to know one another’s kit and equipment, to understanding each other’s experiences and tactics on operations, the exercise provides an excellent platform from which to learn about each other’s organisations. The Dogra Regiment units are among the most prestigious and most decorated regiments of the Indian Army.
The UK and India are very strong natural partners. The UK is the right partner to support India in the face of modern security challenges, with its deep experience of counter insurgency operations and a robust defence industrial base that is looking to work collaboratively with India’s defence industry.”
The British and Indian Armies are also working together right now with the UN Peace Keeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).