It is noted that the exercises are scheduled for mid-October. They will pass at an altitude of 10 thousand feet in the mountainous region of Auli in the state of Uttarakhand.
A spokesman for the US Department of Defense told the broadcaster that the partnership with India is “one of the most important elements of our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
“The Indian side will demonstrate its high-altitude warfare strategies, while the US will show a number of techniques that can be used in such situations,” IANS reported.
Joint Indian-American Yudh Abhyas maneuvers are held regularly in the two countries.
Earlier, on February 10, 2021, it was reported that the Chinese and Indian military began to withdraw troops from the joint border in the Pangong Tso Lake area.
A new round of aggravation between China and India over territories in Ladakh began in May 2020. Throughout the month, clashes between the military of the two countries took place on the disputed Indian-Chinese border, accompanied by the transfer of additional contingents and weapons from each side. In addition, at one of the sites in Eastern Ladakh there was a massive brawl involving about 400 military personnel from both sides.
In June, the PRC opened fire on the Indian military, saying that they illegally crossed the state border. As a result of the shelling, three people died, and 17 more died from their wounds later. The Chinese side blamed India for what happened.
On August 31, the Indian Ministry of Defense announced a new clash with Chinese troops in the border region of Ladakh, which, according to the agency, took place on the night of August 30 on the shores of Lake Pangong Tso. Indian troops were reported to have taken steps to strengthen their positions and prevented China from “unilaterally turning things around”. As a result of the collision, 20 servicemen were killed.
China and India came to an agreement to comply with the agreement to avoid any actions that could aggravate the situation around the border conflict, China and India came on September 10.