The Combined Military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ between India and the UK was held at Mahajan Field Firing Range near Bikaner of Rajasthan. It was third joint military exercise between India and UK. The first exercise was conducted in 2013 at Belgaum, Karnataka and second exercise was held in 2015 in UK.
The objective of this exercise is to increase mutual cooperation and coordination between two countries. Both armies will learn and share from each other’s experiences. About 120 Army personnel from both armies participated in exercise. 20 Rajputana Rifles unit of Indian Army and first battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment of UK Army had participated in the exercise.
20 Rajputana Rifles has special experience in field of counter terrorism in Operation Pawan and operations in Jammu and Kashmir. First Battalion of Royal Anglian Regiment has experience of showing war skills in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The 14-day exercise was conducted in multiple modes nodules in order to achieve complete integration between two contingents at every stage. The exercise provided field commanders and troops and opportunity to interact with each other in matters professional, social and cultural.