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Exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 concluded

The 5th edition of joint military Exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 concluded at West down Camp, Salisbury Plains Training Area, UK. The exercise was held between India and the United Kingdom. Brigadier Tom Bewick, Commander of UK 7 Infantry Brigade and Brigadier Gavin, Defence Attache of the UK in India attended the closing ceremony of the event. Aim: The exercise was aimed to conduct company-level joint training with an emphasis on counter-terrorist operations in urban and semi-urban areas. Highlights: The exercise included joint training in urban and semi-urban areas.  Important lectures, demonstrations, and drills related to counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations were rehearsed and executed jointly.  The exercise highlighted the Bonhomie and Camaraderie displayed by the troops. It ensured the integration and achievement of interoperability at all levels.  The exercise promoted understanding and interoperability between the two armies, it further helped in cementing ties between both the nations. Both countries shared their experiences gained during various counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in the past. The exercise is conducted alternatively in India and the UK.  Over 120 soldiers each from the two armies participated in the exercise. The exercise displayed a bilateral willingness to work jointly and shared operating procedures to deal with a situation in a specified operational setting.

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