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.
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.