Indian soldiers, U.S. paratroopers compare patrolling tactics

By Sgt. Michael J. MacLeodMay 11, 2013

Indian Army Maj. Prashant Mishra, a company commander with the 99th Mountain Brigade, reviews the route for a training patrol with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Alexander Stodola, a platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013, during Yudh Abhyas, a bilateral annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, held for the first time this year at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The training was designed to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
1 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army Maj. Prashant Mishra, a company commander with the 99th Mountain Brigade, reviews the route for a training patrol with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Alexander Stodola, a platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013, during Yudh Abhyas, a bilateral annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, held for the first time this year at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training was designed to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, move through the forests of western Fort Bragg during a training exercise with paratroopers of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, which is the reconnaissance element for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013.  The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
2 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, move through the forests of western Fort Bragg during a training exercise with paratroopers of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, which is the reconnaissance element for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
A soldier with the Indian Army's 99th Mountain Brigade uses binoculars to look ahead of a patrol during a training mission with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
3 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A soldier with the Indian Army's 99th Mountain Brigade uses binoculars to look ahead of a patrol during a training mission with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. Army combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team demonstrates how American soldiers search for explosive devices during a bilateral training exercise with Indian Army soldiers of the 99th Mountain Brigade May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
4 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team demonstrates how American soldiers search for explosive devices during a bilateral training exercise with Indian Army soldiers of the 99th Mountain Brigade May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army Maj. Prashant Mishra, a company commander with the 99th Mountain Brigade, explains how his soldiers deal with unexploded munitions to Sgt. Micheal Mark, a U.S. Army combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
5 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army Maj. Prashant Mishra, a company commander with the 99th Mountain Brigade, explains how his soldiers deal with unexploded munitions to Sgt. Micheal Mark, a U.S. Army combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
A soldier with the Indian Army's 99th Mountain Brigade closes with opposing forces during a training mission with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
6 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A soldier with the Indian Army's 99th Mountain Brigade closes with opposing forces during a training mission with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade watch a machine gunner with the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team return fire from opposing forces during training May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  In its ninth year, the Yudh Abhyas bilateral training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific improves the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
7 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade watch a machine gunner with the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team return fire from opposing forces during training May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. In its ninth year, the Yudh Abhyas bilateral training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific improves the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade demonstrate to U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team how they detain prisoners May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  In its ninth year, the Yudh Abhyas bilateral training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific improves the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
8 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade demonstrate to U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team how they detain prisoners May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. In its ninth year, the Yudh Abhyas bilateral training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific improves the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade prepared to attack role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
9 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade prepared to attack role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade prepared to attack role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
10 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade prepared to attack role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade fires at role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
11 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade fires at role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade rushes to flank role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
12 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade rushes to flank role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade approaches a role-playing insurgent "killed" during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
13 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade approaches a role-playing insurgent "killed" during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade prepares to flip over and search a role-playing insurgent "killed" during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
14 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade prepares to flip over and search a role-playing insurgent "killed" during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army Capt. Rohit Sapre, a soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade, discusses tactics for searching weapons caches with U.S. Army Sgt. Micheal Mark, a combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
15 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army Capt. Rohit Sapre, a soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade, discusses tactics for searching weapons caches with U.S. Army Sgt. Micheal Mark, a combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team demonstrate their enemy prisoner-of-war handling techniques to Indian Army soldiers of the 99th Mountain Brigade during partnered field training May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  As part of the annual Yudh Abhyas training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, participating soldiers become better able to respond to a wide variety of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
16 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team demonstrate their enemy prisoner-of-war handling techniques to Indian Army soldiers of the 99th Mountain Brigade during partnered field training May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. As part of the annual Yudh Abhyas training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, participating soldiers become better able to respond to a wide variety of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Officers with the Indian Army 99th Mountain Brigade and U.S Army 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team evaluate a recently concluded simulated combat patrol at a scale model of the patrol area May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
17 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Officers with the Indian Army 99th Mountain Brigade and U.S Army 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team evaluate a recently concluded simulated combat patrol at a scale model of the patrol area May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team evaluate a recently concluded simulated combat patrol May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
18 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team evaluate a recently concluded simulated combat patrol May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indian Army soldiers of the 99th Mountain Brigade demonstrate their enemy prisoner-of-war handling techniques to U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team during partnered field training May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  As part of the annual Yudh Abhyas training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, participating soldiers become better able to respond to a wide variety of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
19 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indian Army soldiers of the 99th Mountain Brigade demonstrate their enemy prisoner-of-war handling techniques to U.S. Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team during partnered field training May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. As part of the annual Yudh Abhyas training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, participating soldiers become better able to respond to a wide variety of contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod) VIEW ORIGINAL