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  1. Ambitious.Asian

    Ambitious.Asian FULL MEMBER

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    30 JANUARY 2012

    The Indian Army will conduct bilateral joint exercises with US, Russia and France besides Bangladesh and Singapore this year with special focus on urban terrorism and counter-insurgency operations.

    Global powers like the US and Russia are keen to learn from nearly 50 years experience of the Indian Army in fighting insurgency in all kinds of terrain be it mountains of Jammu and Kashmir or dense jungles of the North East, sources said here on Sunday.

    The war games with Singapore will take place in Babina near Jhansi in March and the exercise is name ‘Bold Kurukshetra. The two sides will field their mechanised forces in the training drill. Incidentally, Singapore conducts its own air force exercises in India nearly every year due to paucity of air space in their country.

    Sources said the planners were working out schedule and nature of exercises with other countries with special focus on anti-terrorism operations. India in the past had carried out joint exercises with the US and Russia on this issue in India and respective countries and Indian performance was rated high by the US and Russia.

    The exercise with the US named ‘Yudh Abhyas’ this year will see mechanised forces of the two countries conducting complex drills in the deserts of Rajasthan. The countries will field their frontline tanks and perform offensive and defensive manouvres, officials said. The last exercise of this nature was held in 2009.

    Sources said foreign countries were keen to come to India for joint exercises due to diversity of terrain, weather and vast operational experience of the Indian armed forces. These exercises helped the participating countries to enhance synergy and expose the participants to operational philosophy of each other’s army.

    However, joint exercises with China were yet to come to drawing board stage after India suspended defence relations last year with its eastern neighbour when it refused visa to then Northern Command chief Lt. General BS Jaswal. Beijing questioned the status of Jammu and Kashmir while rejecting his visa for an official visit.

    Relations were restored late last year and a Chinese military delegation visited India and a reciprocal visit will take place shortly. As regards joint exercises, India and China have held two such exercises in the last four years. While the first exercise in 2008 was held in China, the next exercise was held in India the next year.



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  2. Shaurya

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    god job, but sharing tactics with countries like US may not be a good idea, hope our army doesn't reveal everything... By the way, very well written article , Thanks
     
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    Its a great opportunity for our armed services to see the frontline mechanised units of such nations in action, this will help them understand many more things and gain first hand experience!!
     
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    They are several operational issues which are still vaguely defined in IA. The title of the thread is not proper and should have been

    Global players value IA experience and are queuing up to receive some .
     
  5. Red.Indian

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    Does Singapore really had paucity of air space in their own country for exercise????????????????????
     
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    Uh, bad to get an inflated sense of our capabilities.There is much we can learn from the US forces. In fact , they would perform better than indian forces in a lot of scenarios , possible all of them. We need them as much as they need us , if not more.

    It's disturbing to see Indian establishment totally ignoring the United States. They offered us patriot missile defence system, f-35, and a chance to work on various joint ventures with them. For some totally lame reasons , that no one knows , we haven't reciprocated.
     
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    Looking forward to possible Indo-China wargame. Will be significant boost to military confidence building measures.
     
  8. buddyboyyash

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    dude...the speciality of indian govt is....it isnt ignoring any1...even if the USA was thrown out of mmrca and their patriot missile etc etc thing was not accepted...india still placed orders worth billions of dollars...more than mmrca i guess...and F 35 ryt now doesnt seem to be in indias interest coz it wud irk russia with whom similar joint venture is on...

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    plus amca is on papers...so no need of such an expensive plane like f 35