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).

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Looks as if the Brit is regretting the Vindaloo curry he attempted the night before!


Have to say methinks you are spot on!


Yeah, but hopefully he wasn’t 🙂


The Indian soldier stood next the British soldier is carrying an SA80, by the looks of it. Obviously, one of the familiarisation exercises. The Dogra Regiment does indeed have a proud history:- “The Dogra proved themselves yet again a hardened and courageous fighter. Like his predecessors, he has been proud of his military heritage and has shown himself well versed in the art of war. Nor did he fail to live up to his age old reputation of combining courage with modesty and good manners as a gentleman should. I know from personal experience that in an army with many… Read more »


“Their steady and resolute , though not showy , courage , renders them very reliable soldiers, and they justly enjoy the reputation of being among the best fighting material to be found in the country. ”
( The Dogra’s – British-Indian Army handbook 1899).

Always good to hear of UK- India military cooperation. Despite all the left- wing historical revisionism (read ‘ claptrap’) the UK has much to be proud of of its time in India and the British-Indian army.

Pradeep Choudhary

But India isn’t proud to have British in its land unwelcomed or its history.