1 minute readBlog: US, Indian armies plan drills, expert huddles

Lieutenant General Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific and Indian Army Lt. Gen. AS Sekhon, director General Military Operations at the 14th Executive Steering Group at Chandimandir on March 23. Photo Credit: Master Sergeant Christina Bhatti-Madden, USARPAC Public Affairs.

The US-India Executive Steering Group meeting held last week in Chandimandir, at the headquarters of the Indian Army’s Western Command, has decided to six subject matter expert exchanges, including mechanized infantry, IED counter-measures, artillery, aviation and information operations over the next year, according to Master Sergeant Christina Bhatti-Madden, USARPAC Public Affairs, in an article written on Wednesday.

She also writes the two armies to have agreed to hold three major exercises within India and the US.

According to her the meeting also saw and exchange of information on ‘immediate improvised-explosive device threats within the area’.

She quoted Colonel Ed Toy, Director, IED Fusion Center as saying, “It was good to glean information from the Indian Army officers about their immense experience with IED threats.”

‘Toy gave a briefing to selected delegates about IED counter measures and the Indian Army shared their knowledge in return’, writes the Master Sergeant.

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