British Army troops arrives in India for Exercise Ajeya Warrior 2017

The British Army troops arrived at Jaipur Airport in India to participate in the Indo – UK joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior 2017, on Nov. 29.

The third edition of the Exercise Ajeya Warrior is hosted by the Indian Army and will be conducted at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges (MFFR) in Rajasthan from Dec. 1 to 14, 2017.

Approximately 120 personnel from 20th Battalion of Indian Army’s Rajputana Rifles and the 1st Battalion of Royal Anglican Regiment of the British Army will participate in the exercise. 20 Rajputana Rifles has extensive experience in counter-terrorism operations, while the 1st Battalion of Royal Anglican Regiment has been involved in combat operations across Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Exercise is held biannually in the two countries, alternatively. The aim of the Exercise is to build and promote positive military relations between Indian and UK Army and to enhance their ability to undertake joint tactical level operations in Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorism Environment under United Nations Charter.

The first exercise was conducted in 2013 at Belgaum, Karnataka, whereas for the second exercise in 2015, an Indian Army contingent had visited the United Kingdom.

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