As reported in India’s The Telegraph, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) hosted an annual Executive Steering Group (ESG) with Indian military officials Jan. 3-8 in Hawaii.
The purpose of the ESG was to coordinate training engagements with the Indian Army. USARPAC was joined by representatives from U.S. Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) and Special Operations Command, Pacific (SOCPAC). The ESG focused on reviewing and assessing the previous years’ joint and combined training events and coordinating events for the next two years. This was the 13th ESG with India dating back to 1995.
U.S. Pacific Command’s growing relationship with the Indian Armed Forces is enhanced through routine dialogue and collaboration. The result is exercises and engagements between the U.S. and India that continue to increase in scope and sophistication.