March 8, 2012
With the start of Exercise YUDH ABHYAS 2011-12, a bilateral Indo- US military exercise at deserts of Mahajan(RAJASTHAN) involving mechanized forces, along with a platoon of Stryker Recon, Armored Personnel Carriers and support equipment with a contingent comprising another 170 personnel has started joint training since March 5. The US troops are from the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, US Army Pacific, Hawaii. .
The joint exercise is designed to promote cooperation between the two militaries at the tactical level, while sharing training procedures and building joint operating skills, within the framework of UN peacekeeping operations. During two weeks exercise, troops from both nations will engage in joint planning for a variety of missions including live fire drills, cordon and search operations and search and rescue training.