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5th India-UK AJEYA WARRIOR-2020 exercise begins

The fifth edition of exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020 between India and United Kingdom Army commenced at Salisbury Plains, United Kingdom
New Delhi: The fifth edition of exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020 between Indian Army and the United Kingdom Army commenced at Salisbury Plains, United Kingdom, on Thursday. 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. “Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020 can be termed as a shining example of long-standing strategic ties between India and the United Kingdom,” an official release said. 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 the armies will also share their valuable experiences in countering such situations as also refine drills and procedures for joint operations, wherever the need so arises. The exercise will be culminating with a 72-hour joint exercise which will focus on 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 from each other’s rich operational experiences, the release added.