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India, US to conduct ‘Yudh Abhyas’ near China border

Current Affairs

  • Indian and the US militaries will conduct the battalion-level “Yudh Abhyas” exercise between November 15 and December 2 at Auli in Uttarakhand, just 100 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
  • Before this, between November 8 and 18, the member countries of the “Quad” will conduct the Malabar exercise off Yokosuka in Japan, a report in the Times of India (TOI) said. The ‘Quad’ includes the US, Japan, Australia and India.
  • India and US would be holding their regular Yudhabhyas series of wargames in the Auli area in Uttarakhand near the China border.
  • Around 350 soldiers from each country are expected to take part in the military exercise.
  • “With around 350 soldiers from each side, Yudh Abhyas will witness employment of integrated battle groups in mountains and extreme cold climate, along with heliborne elements and an integrated surveillance grid,” an official was quoted as saying by the TOI.

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