India, Britain to hold joint military exercise

Updated: 2015-06-09 15:06


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NEW DELHI - India and Britain will hold a two-week joint military exercise, starting later this week, sources said Tuesday.

"The military exercise by the armies of the two countries will take place at Westdown Camp in Salisbury Plains Training Area in the UK from June 13. A company from the Indian Army's Kumaon regiment in northern India will participate in the exercise," the sources said.

The exercise will focus on tactical level operations in counter- insurgency and counter-terrorism, they said.

The biannual exercise between the two countries is aimed at bolstering military ties between India and Britain, the sources added.