India and Australia conduct joint military exercise in Rajasthan

New Delhi [India]Nov. 27 (ANI): The “Austra Hind 22” bilateral training exercise between Indian Army and Australian Army contingents will take place at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan, from tomorrow.

From November 28, the joint exercise will continue until December 11.

According to the Ministry of Defense, this is the first exercise in the Austra Hind series in which all arms and services contingents from both armies participate. The Australian Army contingent of soldiers from the 13th Brigade of the 2nd Division has arrived at the training site.

The Indian Army is represented by DOGRA regiment troops. Exercise “Austra Hind” will be an annual event held alternately in India and Australia.

The purpose of the exercise is to build positive military relations, absorb each other’s best practices and foster the ability to operate together during multi-domain operations in semi-desert terrain under a UN peacekeeping mandate, the statement said. the Ministry of Defence.

This joint exercise allows the two armies to share best practices in tactics, techniques and procedures for conducting tactical operations at the company and platoon level to neutralize enemy threats. Training on new generation equipment and specialized weapons including sniper, surveillance and communications equipment to achieve a high degree of situational awareness beyond casualty management, casualty evacuation and battalion/company level logistics planning, are also planned, the statement said.

During the exercise, the Defense Ministry said participants will perform a variety of tasks ranging from joint planning, joint tactical exercises, sharing the basics of special weapons skills and ambushing a hostile target. The joint exercise, in addition to promoting understanding and interoperability between the two armies, will further help strengthen ties between India and Australia. (ANI)

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