Bikaner, Rajasthan: A US Army soldier tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the joint Indo-US exercise ‘Yudh Abyas’, defence sources said today. The exercise began in Mahajan field firing ranges in Rajasthan on Monday.
The US troops arrived in Suratgarh on Saturday and all soldiers were tested for COVID-19. One of the soldiers was put into quarantine after he was suspected to be suffering from COVID-19.
His report later came back positive, the defence sources told news agency Press Trust of India.They said that he was under isolation since the beginning and not part of the exercise which was going on in full swing.
ABOUT YUDH ABHYAS
BIKANER: The 16th edition of the Indo-US joint military training exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ commenced at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in the western sector of Rajasthan on Monday. Brigadier Mukesh Bhanwala, Commander of the 170 Infantry Brigade of the Indian Army, welcomed the US contingent at the firing range and impressed upon both the armies to achieve optimum cohesion and interoperability during the exercise. He laid stress on the importance of free exchange of ideas, concepts and best practices between the troops and the necessity to learn from each other’s operational experiences, defence spokesperson Lt Col Amitabh Sharma said.