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U.S. Marines and Indian soldiers prepare to depart Kakinada, India at the conclusion of exercise Tiger TRIUMPH, Nov. 21, 2019. During Tiger TRIUMPH, U.S. and Indian forces conducted valuable training in humanitarian assistance disaster relief operations by inserting a joint and combined Indian and U.S. force from ship-to-shore in response to a hypothetical natural disaster. While on shore, the forces conducted limited patrolling, moved simulated victims to medical care and produced and distributed drinking

U.S. Marines and Indian soldiers prepare to depart Kakinada, India at the conclusion of exercise Tiger TRIUMPH, Nov. 21, 2019. During Tiger TRIUMPH, U.S. and Indian forces conducted valuable training in humanitarian assistance disaster relief operations by inserting a joint and combined Indian and U.S. force from ship-to-shore in response to a hypothetical natural disaster. While on shore, the forces conducted limited patrolling, moved simulated victims to medical care and produced and distributed drinking water. Military exercises like Tiger TRIUMPH improve partnership, readiness and cooperation. (Tori Sharpe/U.S. Marine Corps)
1 Dec 2019
Military.com | By Gina Harkins
A new milestone was reached last week in the growing U.S.-India partnership when nearly 2,000 troops from the two countries completed a military exercise in the Bay of Bengal.
About 500 Marines and sailors aboard the dock landing ship Germantown joined roughly 1,200 Indian troops for Exercise Tiger Triumph. It was the first time all of India's military services, including the army, navy and air force, participated in a training exercise with U.S. troops.


The nine-day exercise ended on Nov. 21.
The U.S. and India signed a defense agreement last year. Then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at the time the two countries would "work together for a free and prosperous Indo-Pacific."
Military leaders and defense experts have stressed the importance of a strong partnership between the U.S. and India as China's influence in the Asia-Pacific region expands. A January Pentagon news release calls the U.S.-India defense relationship "indispensable in promoting peace, prosperity and stability in the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean region."
The U.S. declared India a major defense partner in 2016.
Related: Admiral: Don't Sanction India for Buying Russian 'F-35 Killer' Missiles
During Tiger Triumph, U.S. troops sailed aboard Indian ships and Indian troops on the Georgetown to "[gain] exposure to their partners' naval capabilities," according to a Marine Corps video on the exercise. The ships sailed from Visakhapatnam along India's east coast about 100 miles south to Kakinada.
An Indian UH-3H Sea King helicopter landed aboard the USS Germantown during the exercise, and there was live-fire training on the ship. The troops also practiced moving ashore to respond to a humanitarian crisis.
President Donald Trump spoke about the exercise during a September rally in Houston where he appeared alongside India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The event was billed as "Howdy, Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures."
"In November, the United States and India will demonstrate a dramatic progress of our defense relationship, holding the first-ever tri-service military exercise between our nations," Trump said. "It's called 'Tiger Triumph.' Good name. ... We honor all of the brave American and Indian military service members who work together to safeguard our freedom."
While many see a U.S.-India partnership as a vital step in countering China, the relationship has been complicated when the country decided to move forward with a decision to purchase S-400 Triumf anti-air missiles, which Moscow bills as "F-35 killers."
But last year, Adm. Phil Davidson, head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, warned Congress against the U.S. sanctioning India over the move, saying the partnership between the two countries to counter China should take precedence.
"If the United States decides to sanction these partner nations for their purchases of Russian equipment, this decision may hinder the growth of each developing partnership and increase each partner's dependence on Russia," Davidson told lawmakers.
Last year, Mattis announced that U.S. Pacific Command was being renamed INDO-PACOM "in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific oceans." As Reuters noted at the time, the move was seen as a symbolic nod to India and its growing importance to the Pentagon.
-- Richard Sisk contributed to this report.
 

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What tanks are those painted in white?
 

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looks like a BMP-2 to me
True, its bmp-2 india has ~300 maybe more not sure and said the number is going to be ~1000:oops:
 

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I think we are going to see a lot more US / India joint exercises and training.
 

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I think we are going to see a lot more US / India joint exercises and training.
Who knows we might see a US military base based in India. Both want to counter China.
 

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Who knows we might see a US military base based in India. Both want to counter China.
They don't even dream countering China, which has expanded beyond it's borders. In real, they both want to counter Pakistan.

There's a training and upgrade rush, ever since 27th February 2019.
 

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They don't even dream countering China, which has expanded beyond it's borders. In real, they both want to counter Pakistan.

There's a training and upgrade rush, ever since 27th February 2019.
Both the U.S and Pakistan are allies. Why the U.S wants to counter Pakistan?
 

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The US has no need to counter Pakistan, but they don't have to help Pakistan either
 

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The US has no need to counter Pakistan, but they don't have to help Pakistan either
Pakistan pays for what it gets just like any other country. The US owes Pakistan a lot. Pakistan helped fighting the Russians alongside the US in Afghanistan and gave tremendous help during the conflict with the Taliban. So why the US is not approving the F-16 and the T-129 sale to Pakistan is beyond me.
 

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They still get plenty of aid from the US, although whatever happened 2 years ago saw it get cut in half, and then cut in half again in 2019. Aid went from 836 mill in 2017, to 423mill in 2018, to 242 mill this year. It had been pretty steady before.

Looking at this more, DOD waived a 255 million payment on a military loan to Pakistan in 2017, so they may be paying in dollars the US gave them
 
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^ is not that in return for the logistic support provided by Pakistan to the US for years?
 

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So your saying that the US is paying for a service? And in 2007 that was 2.7 billion, ok they paid for a service, and when that service ends it won't get any? Some thing happened to sour the relationship, not sure what it was, but I guess they were never an ally just someone the US was paying for a service. Then they are owed nothing...
 

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