Facts for Prelims (FFP)
Context: The 19th edition of “EXERCISE YUDH ABHYAS” is scheduled to take place from September 25th to October 8th, 2023.
- This annual exercise is a collaborative effort between the Indian Army and the United States Army.
- The theme of “EXERCISE YUDH ABHYAS-23” centres on the ‘Employment of an Integrated Battle Group in Mountain/Extreme Climatic Conditions,’ following Chapter VII of the United Nations mandate.
The exercise will feature a Command Post Exercise, as well as Expert Academic Discussions on specific topics. The Field Training Exercise will validate Integrated Battle Groups against hostile forces at the Brigade level, Integrated Surveillance Grid at the Brigade/Battalion level, and the use of Heliborne/Airborne elements and Force Multipliers.
It will also assess logistics and casualty management during operations, evacuation, combat medical aid, and other aspects relevant to High Altitude Areas and Extreme Climatic Conditions.