India, US to carry out mega military exercise in Uttarakhand’s Auli

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India and the US will hold an over two-week-long mega military exercise in Uttarakhand’s Auli in October amid the fast-evolving regional security scenario.

The 18th edition of exercise “Yudh Abhyas” is scheduled to take place from October 14 to 31, sources in the defence and military establishment said on Wednesday.

A number of complex drills is being planned for the mega exercise, they said.

The last edition of the exercise took place in October 2021 in Alaska in the US.

The sources said the exercise is aimed at enhancing understanding, cooperation and interoperability between the armies of India and the US.

The “Yudh Abhyas” exercise is taking place in the backdrop of India’s lingering border row with China in eastern Ladakh.