Special forces of India and the US carried out a joint military drill at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh this month to further strengthen interoperability between the two nations, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.
The 11th edition of exercise “Vajra Prahar” aimed at sharing best practices and experiences in areas such as joint mission planning and operational tactics.
“The 11th edition of Indo-US joint special forces exercise Vajra Prahar 2021 was conducted at Special Forces training school located at Bakloh, in Himachal Pradesh in March,” the defence ministry said. It also said that bilateral military drills and defence exchanges are an important aspect of strengthening bilateral defence partnerships between friendly countries.
India and the US had carried out a two-day naval exercise in the eastern Indian Ocean Region on March 28 and 29. The Indian Navy deployed its warship Shivalik and long-range maritime patrol aircraft P8I in the PASSEX exercise while the US Navy was represented by USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group.