On Wednesday, the American army band played the Indian National Anthem, ‘Jana Gana Mana’, during a joint exercise between the Indian and US Army in Washington.
In a video shared on social media platforms, the US Army band can be seen playing the national anthem of India. The anthem was played on the last day of joint India-US military exercise, the Yudh Abhyas 2019.
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2019
Yudh Abhyas- the joint military exercise between India and the US began on Friday in Washington as part of the ongoing defence co-operation between the two nations. It is being conducted at the Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. The 2019 edition of Yudh Abhyas started on September 5 and ended on September 18.
Yudh Abhyas is a series of one of the longest-running joint military training and a major ongoing bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and the US.
During the Yudh Abhyas – 2019, the officers said that armies of India and the US will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed operations for neutralization of threats of varied nature during the exercise.
A joint exercise will be undertaken by both countries in an operational setting under a UN mandate. Experts from both sides will hold academic and military discussions to share each other’s experiences on varied topics for mutual benefit.
Earlier, the Indian and American soldiers took part in the joint military exercise were seen singing and dancing to the popular ‘Badluram ka Badan’, the marching song of Assam Regiment. A video of the soldiers tapping their feet to the song went viral on the internet last week.
Badluram ka badan Zameen ke neeche hai
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) September 15, 2019
This year’s exercise will be the 15th edition of the joint military exercise hosted alternately by both countries. Last year, the joint military training exercise was held in the Himalayas at Chaubattia, Uttarakhand.