The Indian and Australian armies will participate in the bilateral training exercise “AUSTRA HIND 22” at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan until December 11, 2022.

The Indian Army tweeted that “the first Edition of Joint Military Exercise between the Australian Army and the Indian Army, ‘AUSTRA HIND-2022’ will be conducted in Rajasthan.

The exercise aims to improve military relations, share best practices, and foster cooperation while conducting multi-domain operations in semi-desert terrain in support of a UN peace enforcement mandate.

The UN Security Council orders peace operations. UN peacekeeping helps war-torn countries build lasting peace. It is one of the UN’s most valuable tools for assisting host nations in overcoming violence.

The two armies will share tactics for neutralizing hostile threats at the Company and Platoon levels during the AUSTRA HIND joint exercise.

To achieve situational awareness, Battalion or Company-level casualty management, evacuation, and logistical planning include training on new-generation equipment and specialized weaponry, such as snipers, surveillance, and communication equipment.

The exercise will include joint planning, tactical drills, special weapons training, and raiding an enemy target. Joint training will strengthen Australia-India relations while improving military communication and cooperation.

Earlier this year, a contingent of the Indian Air Force took part in Exercise Pitch Black 22 in Australia, hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force and including multinational exercises at the Darwin Air Base.

Over 2500 military personnel and 17 Air Forces participated in the three-week-long exercise.

India has prepared for a busy schedule of military exercises. In addition to the Indo-US Joint Training Exercise “YUDH ABHYAS 22” and the Quadrilateral Maritime Drill, Exercise Malabar, the Indian Army is also taking part in the “Harimau Shakti” and “Garud Shakti” exercises in Malaysia and Indonesia, respectively.

Currently, the Indian Army and Singapore are conducting the “Agni Warrior” exercise.