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INDRA 2021:Indo-Russia joint Military Exercise to reinforce the longstanding bond

By News On Air

The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint military exercise INDRA 2021 will be held this year at Volgograd, Russia from 1 to 13 August. The exercise will entail conducting counter-terror operations under the United Nations(UN) mandate by a joint force against international terror groups.

The exercise will involve 250 personnel from both countries. The Indian Army contingent, which included a Mechanized Infantry Battalion, underwent rigorous training at various places across India in preparation for the joint exercise.
Significance

Exercise INDRA-21 will build mutual confidence and interoperability between both Armies, as well as allow for the exchange of best practices. The exercise will mark yet another milestone in enhancing security cooperation and would contribute to deepen India- Russia long-standing bond of friendship.

The first-ever tri-services exercise –‘INDRA 2017’ took place in Vladivostok from October 19 – 29 in 2017. From December 13-16, the bilateral Russian-Indian naval exercise Indra Navy-2018 was held in the Bay of Bengal.

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