All About Indo-Russia Joint Military Exercise INDRA 2021

12th Edition of Indo-Russia joint military Exercise INDRA 2021 will be held at Volgograd, Russia from 01 to 13 August 2021. The exercise will entail the conduct of counter-terror operations under the United Nations mandate by a joint force against international terror groups.

250 personnel from both nations will form part of the exercise. The Indian Army contingent comprising of a Mechanised Infantry  Battalion underwent rigorous training at different locations in India to refine their drills for participation in the joint exercise.

Exercise INDRA-21 will further strengthen mutual confidence and interoperability between the Indian & Russian Armies and enable sharing of best practices between the contingents of both countries. The exercise will be yet another milestone in strengthening security cooperation and will serve to reinforce the longstanding bond of friendship between India and Russia.

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In December 2019, The second edition of bilateral tri-services exercise INDRA-2019 between India and Russia concluded at Babina, Pune, and Goa. According to a press release, the exercise included joint training in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations under the United Nations mandate. Both countries shared their expertise and experience. As part of the validation exercise troops from both countries carried out specialized joint counter-terrorist operations which were witnessed by dignitaries of services of both countries. The exercise provided an opportunity for both the Armies for greater understanding and strengthening of mutual trust and cooperation.

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