New Delhi, Nov 29 . On Monday, a bilateral training exercise between the armies of India and Australia began in Rajasthan. The ‘Austra Hind 22’ exercise is scheduled from November 28 to December 11.
The ‘AUSTRA HIND 22’ bilateral training exercise between contingents of the Indian Army and the Australian Army is scheduled to take place at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan. This is the first exercise in the AUSTRA HIND series, with all arms and services contingents from both armies participating.
According to the Defence Ministry, it will be a yearly event held alternately in India and Australia.The exercise aims to strengthen military ties, share best practises and promote the ability to work together.
The exercise will be attended by an Australian army contingent comprised of soldiers from the 13th Brigade of the 2nd Division.The two armies will be able to share best practises in tactics, techniques, and procedures for conducting tactical operations at the company and platoon levels to neutralise hostile threats during this joint exercise.
Training on new generation equipment and specialist weapons, such as snipers, surveillance and communication equipment for a high level of situational awareness, as well as casualty management, evacuation, and planning logistics, has been planned, said the Defence Ministry.
The armies of India and Australia are to engage in variety of tasks during the exercise, including joint planning, joint tactical drills, sharing the fundamentals of special weapons skills, and raiding a hostile target.
According to the Defence Ministry, the joint exercise will help strengthen ties between India and Australia by promoting understanding and interoperability between the two armies.
As reported by PBNS