Special / Yudh Abhyas 2019: US Army band played National anthem Jana Gana Mana for Indian soldiers

Hindustan Times : Sep 19, 2019, 12:36 PM
During the 15th edition of joint Indo-US Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Washington US Army band played National anthem “Jana Gana Mana” for Indian soldiers. The American army troops played “Jana Gana Mana” on their trumpets on Wednesday, the concluding day of the Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019. And, it was also captured on camera and later shared online. 

Watch here the video:

Interestingly, Indian origin American soldier, Staff Sergeant Ranbir Kaur was also a part of the exercise at the Joint Base Lewis McChord that began on September 5.

“I am part of the 223rd MI Battalion out of California. I was born in India but was brought up in the US since 1993. I have been part of the US Army since 2003. Currently, I am at the closing ceremony for YA 19 (Yudh Abhyas 2019) and had a great experience working with my Indian counterparts. The best part of the exercise was that female Indian officers participated in it. That was great interaction between both sides. I learned a lot from them and look forward to working with them again,” said Kaur. She is also the first Sikh woman to join the US Army and started with the California National Guard at the age of 17.

Chinook and ultra-light howitzers have been acquired by India and both would be used during Exercise HimVijay in Arunachal Pradesh near the China border in October.

This is the 15th edition of the joint exercise hosted alternately between the two countries. Both armies jointly training, planning and executing a series of well-developed operations for neutralisation of various threats.