Last month during the US India Yudh Abhyas 19 training exercise Indian Army snipers had an opportunity to get acquainted with the US Army’s M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle. The exercise took place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Washington State, aiming to strengthen the relationship and improve combined interoperability between US INDO-PACOM Land Component Forces and the Indian Army.
The M2010 has been in service since 2011, built by Remington, the rifle chambers the .300 Winchester Magnum round. In some of the other photographs shared by 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, we can see that the Indian troops had their Dragunov SVDs which are currently the Indian Army’s standard Designated Marksman rifle. These are likely to begin to be replaced by a new 7.62x51mm DMR in the next few years.
#YudhAbhyas19 continues at #JBLM. @adgpi #Soldiers learn sniper techniques & about the M110 & M2010 sniper rifles. Learning combat skills, & weapon systems builds #readiness, increases #lethality & strengthens our #partnership @INDOPACOM @USARPAC @USArmy @FORSCOM #Ready2Fight pic.twitter.com/c41LXyz8jb
— 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (@1SBCT_Ghost) September 8, 2019
The tweet also mentions that Indian troops were introduced to the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, here’s another photo from the rage session:
More photos and video from Yudh Abhyas 19 can be found here.