Discovery Channel gets an exclusive access to a joint training exercise between the units of the US Army and the Indian Army. In its special programme YUDH ABHYAS: GURKHAS AND ARCTIC WOLVES, to air on Monday, February 23 at 9 PM, Discovery Channel offers a sneak peek into the so far secret worlds of the two armies, as they jointly prepare to face the challenges of an increasingly complex 21st century world.
With a common objective to protect US and Indian interests worldwide, the Indian Army’s 2nd Battalion of the 9th Gurkha Rifles and US Army’s Arctic Wolves combine together to form a formidable force against terror. Deep in the Garhwal Himalayas near the village of Chaubattia (Uttarakhand), a contingent of the US Army’s Arctic Wolves travels from Fairbanks, Alaska to train with Gurkhas in the annual Indo-US joint military exercise - ‘Yudh Abhyas’.
Discovery Channel cameras follow the two-week long event that sees the contingents hone their tactical and technical skills; divided into three phases: inter-operability, physical and weaponry training. The programme gives an insight into a unique mission that focuses on field training, firing, tactical and operating philosophies and procedures of both armies to equip them for future combined operations against any potential enemies.
Commenting on the programme, Rahul Johri, Executive Vice President and General Manager - South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific said, ‘Discovery Channel gives viewers a first-ever look into a unique mission by the Indian and US armies for an integrated training exercise. YUDH ABHYAS: GURKHAS AND ARCTIC WOLVES sheds new light on the warfare, techniques and strategy deployed by the armed forces to share each other’s expertise.
Discovery Channel will air YUDH ABHYAS: GURKHAS AND ARCTIC WOLVES on Monday, February 23 at 9 PM.