The Indian Brigade Commander welcomed the US soldiers and in his inaugural remarks highlighted the shared beliefs in democracy, freedom, equality and justice that both countries cherish.
Company strength army personnel from USA and an equal number of Indian soldiers are taking part in the nearly two-week long joint training exercise that will see them hone their tactical and technical skills in countering insurgency and terrorism in a UN Peacekeeping scenario involving a combined deployment at a brigade level, the statement said.
State of the art equipment for surveillance and tracking, specialist weapons for Close Quarter Battle with terrorists, explosive and lED detectors, as well as the latest communication equipment are being fielded by both sides. Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in UN peacekeeping operations. The experts from both sides will also hold discussions to share each others' experiences in varied topics ofr mutual interest.