Indian army's 'maximum restrain, minimum force' concept impresses US military

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  1. I_PLAY_BAD

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    The Indian soldiers engaged with their American counterparts in the annual joint exercise have impressed the US military leadership with their high professional skills especially the concept of "maximum restraint and minimum force".

    During the 11th exercise in 'Yudh Abhyas' series, which started in 2004, the US soldiers have learned the mantra of maximum restraint and minimum force which Indian Army have successfully implemented in states like Jammu and Kashmir when it comes to counter-terrorism operations. "One of the great mantras that we got (from the Indians) is the concept of maximum restrain minimum force," Lt Col Teddy Kleisner from the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment told PTI in an interview.

    Kleisner, who has been leading a team of US soldiers in the joint annual exercise with Indian counterparts, said that he and his fellow American soldiers are have also learnt about the anti-infiltration security fence that India has on the border. The Indo-US combined military training exercise has focused at strengthening and broadening interoperability and cooperation between the two armies.

    Leading a team of 150 Indian soldiers from India, Brig General Guljeet Singh Jamwal is the overall mission commander for Yudh Abhyas at the Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington State.
    "How you guys position that inside the Indian border to create space that allows more time for your leaders to make decisions on how to react to infiltration," he said in response to a question, adding that the Indian army is one of the best armies of the world.

    Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza, Commanding General, I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord said the US has learned a lot from the Indian forces. "We have learned a tremendous amount from them on jointess, operating at high altitude and in developing soldier-to-soldier relationships," he said.

    Commenting on why the Indian Army is training here at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington he said: "It shows the advantage of JBLM as a power-projection platform, more importantly the opportunity of these countries to train here."

    The two armies have a lot to share, said Brigadier Jamwal in an interview to the local News Tribune daily. "I'm sure this exercise for all of us will be an excellent opportunity to learn from each other," he said in another interview to the US army news website. This year's Yudh Abhyas is focusing on peacekeeping operations under United Nations, probably the type of scenarios the two countries are expected to do together, Kleisner said.

    "We have done a lot of team building exercise with each other, we have done some weapons training together. We have done a lot of classes together talking about tactics and tactical games. It has been fantastic so far," he said. "It is extremely refreshing to work with your army. We are learning as much as they are learning," he added.

    "This bilateral exercise reinforces our commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and improves the interoperability between our two Armies. It builds upon our enduring partnership and cultivates trust," said Brigadier Robert Ulses, 7th Infantry Division, Deputy Commanding General- Sustainment.

    "We must work together, shoulder to shoulder, to operate at the speed of trust," he said. "With our allies and partners we are able to prevent, mitigate and respond to crisis in order to assure security," he added.

    The two armies have a lot to share, said Brigadier Jamwal in an interview to the local News Tribune daily. "I'm sure this exercise for all of us will be an excellent opportunity to learn from each other," he said in another interview to the US army news website. This year's Yudh Abhyas is focusing on peacekeeping operations under United Nations, probably the type of scenarios the two countries are expected to do together, Kleisner said.

    "We have done a lot of team building exercise with each other, we have done some weapons training together. We have done a lot of classes together talking about tactics and tactical games. It has been fantastic so far," he said. "It is extremely refreshing to work with your army. We are learning as much as they are learning," he added.

    "This bilateral exercise reinforces our commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and improves the interoperability between our two Armies. It builds upon our enduring partnership and cultivates trust," said Brigadier Robert Ulses, 7th Infantry Division, Deputy Commanding General- Sustainment.

    "We must work together, shoulder to shoulder, to operate at the speed of trust," he said. "With our allies and partners we are able to prevent, mitigate and respond to crisis in order to assure security," he added.


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    thats because great and mighty US army impressed themselves by taking on puny nations like afghani,iraqi,
    and not on nuclear armed next door nations,
    dont they remember how they were pussified and about to get fcuked during cuban missile crisis when american thought that cuba about to get nuclear weapons.
     
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    Both China and America are of same category....
     
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    Them US pansies are learning the "ART" of it from Joint exercise with nations that uses army as an army and not as thugs and paid soldiers of corporates.

    Most than the joint training..USA should change its double standards in dealing with terrorism and terrorist nations to protect its own soldiers and soldiers of nations that border with terrorist state like pakistan.

    Else these so called exercises and what the soldiers learn will be futile as such wont gain any result on the ground because of lack of political will to adhere to the same
     
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    Trust. Bloody I thought these guys were talking about Pragmatic-National-Interest.

    But I have had this belief that it is never a good idea to just give out your own good idea for next to nothing. Indian Army takes a lot of risk implementing these 'slower on the trigger but surer on the trigger' tactics. Just handing over that kind of skills should not have been done.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    They are lucky that Mexico and Canada doesn't do cross border terrorism on daily basis.

    US simply sends it's boys far away and do carpet bombing and even that didn't get successful either (Vietnam)

    Fighting with mental aggressive and suicidal Nuke neighbors is a different story altogether.
     
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    punjab47 महाबलामहावीर्यामहासत्यपराक्रमासर्वाग्रेक्षत्रियाजट Banned

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    There's nothing to really learn from Americans. They are like Europeans but even worse since 2 oceans separate them from sanity. Atleast with Europe it's just turkey..
     

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