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 fifth edition of India-UK joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 has concluded at West Down Camp, Salisbury Plains Training Area.
The Exercise has 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 British Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced it in a press statement.
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.
The UK’s Defence Adviser in New Delhi Brigadier Gavin Thompson said: “The armies of the UK and India have a shared history of working together and continue to benefit from a close relationship; exercises such as this help develop best practice.”
“The exercise demonstrates our high levels of interoperability, evident from biannual joint exercises across all the services where Indian and British forces undertake joint training such as this one with the Army (Exercise Ajeya Warrior), Exercise Konkan with the Navy and the Air Force Exercise Indra Dhanush, which is taking place in India right now,” he added.
The British and Indian Armies are also working together right now with the UN Peace Keeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).