Aiming to focus on the counter-terror activities, Indra-2016, the eighth edition of the  joint military exercise by India and Russia, kicked off in the Russian city of Vladivostok.

The main focus of this edition of 'Indra-2016' exercise is on Counter-Terrorism Operations in semi mountainous and jungle terrain under United Nations Mandate.
Indra-2016: Eighth edition of their joint military exercise of India and Russia kick off

Facts in Brief:

  • Troops from both sides would acquaint themselves with the respective approach achieve success in theier efforts with such operations.
  • Brigadier Sukrit Chadah is leading the Indian contingent. There are total 250 soldiers from the Kumaon Regiment from India side.
  • On the other hand,  Russian army is being represented by 250 soldiers from the 59th Motorised Infantry Brigade.
  • It is noted that the 'Indra' series of bilateral exercises is one of the major bilateral defence cooperation initiatives between India and Russia.
  • The Indra' series of bilateral exercises was started since 2003 between both the countries.

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