Indian Army Updates

Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2021


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Yuddh Abhyas

Mains level: NA

The 16th edition of Indo-U.S. joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ is set to be held in Rajasthan between February 8 and 21.

Yudh Abhyas

  • The exercise near the India-Pakistan border aims at enhancing cooperation and interoperability between the two armies and will focus on counter-terrorism operations under the UN mandate.
  • The drill comes days after the air forces of India and France held a five-day joint exercise in Rajasthan in January.
  • Exercise with U.S. Army is significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of global terrorism.
  • The joint military exercise will enhance the level of defence cooperation between both armies which will also foster the bilateral relations between both nations.
  • It reiterates India’s key role as a key partner in the Indo-Pacific region.

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