New Delhi: The fifth edition of Ajeya Warrior-2020 exercise between the Indian Army and United Kingdom Army commenced today at Salisbury Plains, United Kingdom. The aim of the exercise is to conduct training of troops in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in both urban and semi-urban areas.
During the opening ceremony Brigadier Tom Bewick, Commander of UK 7 Infantry Brigade welcomed the Indian contingent. As part of the exercise, important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations will be conducted.
Both Armies will also share their valuable experiences relating to countering such situations, refine drills & procedures for joint operations wherever the need arises.
The exercise will culminate with a 72-hour long joint exercise which will focus on the joint operation by soldiers during the conduct of counter-terrorist operations.
The exercise is a great step for the armies of the two democratic countries to train together and gain together from each other’s rich operational experiences.
Ajeya Warrior 2020 can be termed as the shining example of long-standing strategic ties between India and United Kingdom.