POTD: Indian Army Snipers Train with US Army

    An Indian soldier aims a M2010 (US Army)

    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.

    The tweet also mentions that Indian troops were introduced to the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, here’s another photo from the rage session:

    Yudh Abhyas 19: Sniper Techniques

    U.S. Army Soldiers from 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team and Indian Army Soldiers share sniper techniques during exercise Yudh Abhyas 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Tolliver, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team.)

    More photos and video from Yudh Abhyas 19 can be found here.