|Indo-US joint military exercise begins
[ 4 Oct, 2002 0355hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]
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NEW DELHI: The Indo-US joint military exercise, ‘‘Geronimo Thrust'', kicked off in Alaska this week as one more step towards enhancing ‘‘inter-operability'' between the defence forces of the two sides.
This is the first time Indian forces are taking part in a military exercise in North America. ‘‘The exercise is designed to familiarise Indian troops with some US training techniques and equipment, as well as give US soldiers the opportunity to interact with them,'' said a US embassy official.
Another thing unique about this exercise is that the around 100 Indian paratroopers and IAF personnel have flown to Alaska in their own aircraft, an IL-76 transport plane.