Vajra Prahar exercise

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    • Recently, the 13th edition of the 21-day India-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2022 culminated at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh.

    About Vajra Prahar exercise

    • Participants
      • India and the US. 
    • Aim
      • The Vajra Prahar series of joint exercises aims to share best practices and experiences in areas such as joint mission planning and operational tactics as also to improve interoperability between the Special Forces of both Nations.
    • Host
      • This annual exercise is hosted alternatively between India and the United States.
    • The exercise was conducted in two phases:
      • The first phase involved combat conditioning and tactical level special missions training exercises.
      • The second phase included 48 hours of validation of training received by both contingents in the first phase. 
    • Other Military Exercises between India-USA
      • Yudh Abhyas: Indian and USA armies
      • Cope India: Indian and USA Air Forces
      • Malabar Exercise: Navies of India, USA, and Japan. 

    Significance

    • Security challenges
      • Exercise is significant in terms of security challenges faced by both nations in the backdrop of the current global situation.
    • Traditional bond of friendship
      • The joint military exercise has further strengthened the traditional bond of friendship between the special forces of both Nations as well as improved bilateral defence cooperation between India and the US.

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