The Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2023 is underway at Umroi Cantonment, in India’s Eastern State of Meghalaya.

The 14th Edition of this exercise series, which concludes this December 11, features participation from the US Special Forces’ 1st Special Forces Group along with SF personnel from the Indian Army’s Eastern Command. 

Over the course of the next three weeks, SF personnel from both sides will jointly plan and rehearse a series of special operations, counter terrorist operations, and air borne operations in simulated conventional and unconventional scenarios in mountainous terrain. 

Key event highlights include: combat free fall insertion of troops from stand-off distances; water borne insertion of troops; precision engagement of targets at long ranges; combat air controlling of fixed wing- and rotary wing aircraft; and airborne insertion and sustenance of troops.

The Vajra Prahar exercise series commenced in India in 2010. The previous edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise was conducted at the Indian Army’s Special Forces Training School, located in Bakloh in the Northern Indian State of Himachal Pradesh.

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