• Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and the Indian army's 50th Independent Para Brigade exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, May 15, above St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C. The jump was part of Yudh Abhyas, annual training between the Indian Army and U.S. Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and the Indian army's 50th Independent Para Brigade exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, May 15, above St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C. The jump was part of Yudh Abhyas...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Garrett Williams, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, signals paratroopers aboard a CH47 Chinook helicopter to stand up to prepare to jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Sgt. 1st Class Garrett Williams, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, signals paratroopers aboard a CH47 Chinook helicopter to stand up to prepare to jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of...

  • Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team check their equipment one last time before exiting a CH47 Chinook helicopter during an airborne operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team check their equipment one last time before exiting a CH47 Chinook helicopter during an airborne...

  • Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team verify to the jumpmaster that their equipment is ready before exiting a CH47 Chinook helicopter during an airborne operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Yudh Abhyas, 2013, YA13, 82nd, airborne, bilateral, training, 5th Gurkha, 99th Mountain, 1st Brigade, patrol, technique, tactics, STX

    Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team verify to the jumpmaster that their equipment is ready before exiting a CH47 Chinook helicopter during...

  • An Indian Army paratrooper smiles before jumping from a CH47 Chinook helicopter with paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team during an airborne training operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    An Indian Army paratrooper smiles before jumping from a CH47 Chinook helicopter with paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team during an airborne training operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Garrett Williams, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, looks for visual cues that his CH47 Chinook helicopter is approaching the drop zone so that he can ready the paratroopers aboard May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Sgt. 1st Class Garrett Williams, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, looks for visual cues that his CH47 Chinook helicopter is approaching the drop zone so that he can ready the paratroopers aboard May 15, 2013, at...

  • First Lt. Andrew McCornack, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, moves down the ramp of a CH47 Chinook helicopter to exit the aircraft May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Also aboard are Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade, who were visiting Bragg as part of the annual Yudh Abhyas Indian-U.S. bilateral training sponsored by United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    First Lt. Andrew McCornack, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, moves down the ramp of a CH47 Chinook helicopter to exit the aircraft May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Also aboard are Indian Army paratroopers with...

  • First Lt. Andrew McCornack, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, exits a CH47 Chinook helicopter May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Also parachuting were Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade, who were visiting Bragg as part of the annual Yudh Abhyas Indian-U.S. bilateral training sponsored by United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    First Lt. Andrew McCornack, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, exits a CH47 Chinook helicopter May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Also parachuting were Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para...

  • An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade prepares to exit a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a partnered airborne training exercise with U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade prepares to exit a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a partnered airborne training exercise with U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 15...

  • An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade exits a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a partnered airborne training exercise with U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade exits a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a partnered airborne training exercise with U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 15, 2013, at Fort...

  • An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade exits a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a partnered airborne training exercise with U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade exits a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a partnered airborne training exercise with U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 15, 2013, at Fort...

  • U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division using the Army's new T11 parachutes land on St. Mere Eglise drop zone during an airborne training operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Also jumping were paratroopers with the Indian Army's 50th Independent Para Brigade, visiting Fort Bragg for the first time as part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the armies of India and the United States.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division using the Army's new T11 parachutes land on St. Mere Eglise drop zone during an airborne training operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Also jumping were paratroopers with the Indian Army's...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Manning, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, lands on St. Mere Eglise drop zone during an airborne training operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Also jumping were paratroopers with the Indian Army's 50th Independent Para Brigade, visiting Fort Bragg for the first time as part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the armies of India and the United States.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Manning, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, lands on St. Mere Eglise drop zone during an airborne training operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Also jumping were paratroopers with the Indian Army's...

  • Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team load a CH47 Chinook helicopter for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team load a CH47 Chinook helicopter for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is...

  • Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team load a CH47 Chinook helicopter for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team load a CH47 Chinook helicopter for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is...

  • An Indian army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade removes his reserve parachute, May 15, after landing on St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., during a jump with paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. The jump was part of Yudh Abhyas, annual training between the Indian Army and U.S. Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    An Indian army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade removes his reserve parachute, May 15, after landing on St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., during a jump with paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade...

  • Pfc. Habeeb H. Almashala, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, walks off St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 15, with Spc. Roop Kishor, a paratrooper with the Indian army's 50th Independent Para Brigade. The paratroopers jumped from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during Yudh Abhyas, annual training between the Indian Army and U.S. Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Pfc. Habeeb H. Almashala, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, walks off St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 15, with Spc. Roop Kishor, a paratrooper with the Indian army's 50th Independent Para...

  • Sgt. Bajrang Lal Shekhawat, a paratrooper with the Indian army's 50th Independent Para Brigade prepares to pack his parachute after landing on St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 15. Indian paratroopers jumped from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team during Yudh Abhyas, annual training between the Indian Army and U.S. Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Sgt. Bajrang Lal Shekhawat, a paratrooper with the Indian army's 50th Independent Para Brigade prepares to pack his parachute after landing on St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 15. Indian paratroopers jumped from a CH-47 Chinook...

  • Indian and U.S. Army paratroopers "buddy rig" into parachute harnesses for a jump from CH47 Chinook helicopters May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The paratroopers are assigned to the Indian Army 50th Independent Para Brigade and the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Indian and U.S. Army paratroopers "buddy rig" into parachute harnesses for a jump from CH47 Chinook helicopters May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratroopers are assigned to the Indian Army 50th Independent Para Brigade and the U.S. Army, 82nd...

  • An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade is helped into a T11 parachute by a U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The paratroopers are preparing for an airborne operation that is part of Yudh Abhyas, bilateral training between the armies of India and the United States and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade is helped into a T11 parachute by a U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratroopers are preparing for...

  • Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, commander of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, inspects the parachute of an Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade prior to an airborne operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The cavalry regiment is the reconnaissance element for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, who is hosting Indian soldiers for this year's bilateral Yudh Abhyas training between the armies of India and the United States.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, commander of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, inspects the parachute of an Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade prior to an airborne operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The cavalry...

  • Indian and U.S. Army paratroopers chat while waiting for CH47 Chinook helicopters to pick them up for an airborne operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The paratroopers are assigned to the Indian Army 50th Independent Para Brigade and the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Indian and U.S. Army paratroopers chat while waiting for CH47 Chinook helicopters to pick them up for an airborne operation May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratroopers are assigned to the Indian Army 50th Independent Para Brigade and the U.S...

  • Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and the Indian Army 50th Independent Para Brigade exit from a CH47 Chinook helicopter May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The airborne operation is part of annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the 82nd Airborne Division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and the Indian Army 50th Independent Para Brigade exit from a CH47 Chinook helicopter May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The airborne operation is part of annual bilateral training between the...

  • First Lt. Andrew McCornack, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, rehearses actions aboard the aircraft with his "chalk" of paratroopers prior to making a jump from a CH47 Chinook helicopter May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  His chalk included Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade, who were visiting Bragg as part of the annual Yudh Abhyas Indian-U.S. bilateral training sponsored by United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    First Lt. Andrew McCornack, a jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, rehearses actions aboard the aircraft with his "chalk" of paratroopers prior to making a jump from a CH47 Chinook helicopter May 15, 2013, at Fort...

  • A jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team waits for a CH47 Chinook helicopter to land so that he can load his "chalk" of paratroopers aboard for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The chalk included Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade, who were visiting Bragg as part of the annual Yudh Abhyas Indian-U.S. bilateral training sponsored by United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    A jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team waits for a CH47 Chinook helicopter to land so that he can load his "chalk" of paratroopers aboard for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The chalk included Indian...

  • U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division load CH47 Chinook helicopters for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Paratroopers train to jump from a variety of aircraft.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division load CH47 Chinook helicopters for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Paratroopers train to jump from a variety of aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

  • Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team load a CH47 Chinook helicopter for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    Indian Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team load a CH47 Chinook helicopter for a training jump May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is...

  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, a cavalry squadron commander with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team presents American jump wings to Capt. Arya Nimit, a paratrooper with the Indian army's 50th Independent Para Brigade, May 15, on St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C. Indian and American paratroopers jumped from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during Yudh Abhyas, annual training between the Indian Army and U.S. Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, a cavalry squadron commander with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team presents American jump wings to Capt. Arya Nimit, a paratrooper with the Indian army's 50th Independent Para Brigade, May 15, on...

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