Washington, September 19: In a show of bonhomie, the United States (US) Army band played the Indian national anthem Jan Gan Man during joint military drill Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019 on Wednesday. News agency ANI shared the footage of US Army band playing Indian national anthem, and it is now doing rounds on social media. The 15th edition of the exercise, which was conducted at Joint Base Lewis, McChord in Washington, culminated on September 18. The joint military drill began on September 5.
On Sunday, another video surfaced in which the US Army soldiers joined the Indian Army contingent in singing Assam Regiment's marching song Badluram ka badan zameen ke neeche hai. Troops of both the armies also danced on the song. The video went viral on social media. The Indian Army also shared this footage on its Twitter handle.
Video of US Army Playing Indian National Anthem:
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2019
On September 17, troops of the Indian and the US Army jointly carried out the practice of counter-terrorist operations and drills. Soldiers of both the countries also participated in the command-post exercises during the Yudh Abhyas 2019. The command-post exercises focused on combined staff work and planning through a scenario based on the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations. Indian Army to Induct 464 Russian Origin T-90MS Tanks to Deploy Along Pakistan Border.
The exercise provided an opportunity to the armed forces of both countries to train in an integrated manner at Battalion level with joint planning at Brigade level. It is also one of the largest joint running military training and defence corporation endeavours between India and USA.