Indo-US Military Exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ to be Held in Seattle

Published on January 16, 2018
India and United States, in order to enhance the military co-operation will be organising another addition of Vajra Prahar military exercise which will be held in Seattle.

Indo-US Military Exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ to be Held in Seattle
The military exercise will be held in Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in which a 45-member Special Forces team from Indian Army’s Southern Command and US soldiers will take part.

Background of the Vajra Prahar

‘Vajra Prahar’ is a joint military exercuse of India and US which began in 2010. The exercise is conducted alternately in India and US. In 2017, the exercise was held in Jodhpur India.

Aim of the exercise

The aim of the exercise is
  • to promote military relations between the two countries 
  • enhancing interoperability and mutual exchange of tactics between Special Force
  • to share the best practices between the two armies
  • to develop joint strategies by sharing expertise of conducting operations in a counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism environment
  • special operations in urban areas

Expected Questions

Vajra Prahar is a joint military exercuse between India and
a. Afghanistan
b. Bhutan
c. UK
d. US

Where will be the 2018 edition of Vajra Prahar Military exercise held?
a. Virginia
b. Seattle
c.  Carolina
d. Kentucky

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