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The Pipes and Drums of the Madras Regiment perform during the Yudh Abhyas 2016 closing ceremony on 27 September 2016, at Chaubattia Military Station, India. The Madras Regiment is one of the oldest regiments in the Indian Army whose establishment dates to 1758. The insignia of the Madras Regiment, visible in this photograph, consists of a pair of crossed swords behind a circular shield surmounted by an Assaye Elephant above a scroll reading “Madras Regiment.” The Assaye Elephant crest is in recognition of the regiment’s valor in the Battle of Assaye (1803). In addition, the distinctive black pom-pom worn by the regiment is visible on the turbans of the band members. Yudh Abhyas, Hindi for “training for war,” is a bilateral training exercise geared toward enhancing cooperation and coordination between the US and Indian armies through training and cultural exchanges. Photo courtesy of the US Army/ Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup.