India-Russia to ramp up military ties

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    Just a military exercise.

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    To further ramp up military ties, India and Russia will hold joint military exercises in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh from Nov 18. The upcoming exercise which will provide an opportunity to the armed forces of both countries to train in counter-terrorism operations in a multinational scenario.

    According to the defence ministry official spokesperson, “Exercise Indra 2018″ will begin at the Babina Field Firing Ranges. This forms part of a drill to combat insurgency under the UN aegis.”

    Exercise INDRA is being conducted since last nine years as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. Since its inception in 2003, the INDRA military exercise between the two countries has alternatively involved ground and naval forces from both sides.

    Next week, during the 11-day long training exercise will see participation of about 250 servicemen of motorised infantry units of Russia’s Eastern Military District (EMD) deployed in the Primorye Region (in the Far East, and a mechanised infantry battalion of India will participate. The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct enhances interoperability of the two Armies in peacekeeping and enforcement environment under UN aegis.

    Before the India-Russia annual summit in October, the preparations for the joint Russian-Indian exercise, Indra-2018, had taken place in India when it was decided to have the training to have the exercise at a training ground near the town of Babina in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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