India-USA Joint Exercise Vajra Prahar Commences

  • It is the 14th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise known as “VAJRA PRAHAR 2023”.
  • It began at the Joint Training Node, Umroi Meghalaya today.
  • From the US contingent personnel from the 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) of US Special Forces participated.
  • The Indian Army contingent is led by Special Forces personnel from the Eastern Command.


  • It is a joint exercise conducted between the Indian Army and the US Army Special Forces.
  • It aims at sharing best practices and experiences in areas such as joint mission planning and operational tactics.
  • The first edition happened in 2010 in India and the 13th edition was conducted at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS), Bakloh (HP).
  • It will involve Special Operations, Counter Terrorist Operations, and Air Borne operations in simulated conventional and unconventional scenarios in mountainous terrain.

Key highlights

  • Combat free fall insertion of troops from stand-off distances.
  • Waterborne insertion of troops.
  • Precision engagement of targets at long ranges.
  • Combat air control of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.
  • Airborne insertion and sustenance of troops.
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