Green Berets assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), conducted a joint training exercise with Indian Special Operation Forces, Jan. 14 -29 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Exercise Vajra Prahar is an annual two-week exercise, which highlights bilateral training that improves the ability to react efficiently to any number of contingencies. The training rotates between India and JBLM.
“Our military to military partnership is invaluable. It not only strengthens our international bond but it contributes to the strategic relationship between the two countries,” said Master Sgt. Shane, a team sergeant involved in the training. “India is an essential partner, both for the regional security of south Asia and the maritime security. There is no doubt that what we are doing here directly contributes to that by working with their special operation forces.”
The spirit of this exercise highlighted the two countries working together to safeguard the maritime security and freedom of navigation as well as strengthening their partnership to combat terrorism and piracy.