US paratroopers thrilled, excited to work in tandem with Indian counterparts

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Agra, Oct. 19 (ANI): US paratroopers, who are currently taking part in the joint Indo-US Air Force exercise Ex-Cope India 2009, being held at the Agra Air Force base, are excited and thrilled to be a part of the combined military training which is aimed at training personnel for joint planning and execution of missions in simulated hostile scenarios.

As the US paratroopers touched the ground from a height of 15,000 feet along with their Indian counterparts, varying emotions dotted their face, but the excitement and exuberance was unmatchable.

More than the Indian paratroopers it was the American jumpers who were enthralled by what they termed as an 'all new experience.'

US jumpers said they are having a great time working with their Indian counterparts, sharing each other's experience and some intriguing details about the techniques involved in their work.

"I am really thrilled to be a part of the exercise. The Indian paratroopers are some of the world's best. They are focused on their work and always motivate you to try harder and better," said Group Captain Jady, after touching down at the Malpura drop zone, which is 12 kilometres away from the Agra Air Force base.

"The weather was perfect, the atmosphere is great. Its great to be in here," he added.

When asked about his experience in India, Jady said he would like to come her again whenever given the opportunity.

The Indian paratroopers too expressed similar thoughts.

They said the six day long exercise (From October 19 to October 24) would help them learn and share a lot.

"We are looking forward to gain and share some technicalities with each other that would benefit both the sides. The experience till now has been great. With five more days to go I hope the exercise will turn out to be huge success. It always helps to work with a side which is considered as one of the world's largest and most advanced force," Junior Warrant Officer J.S.

Bhalla told ANI shortly after he touched the ground from a height of 15,000 feet. By Shashank Shantanu (ANI)

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