MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – From 18 to 28 November 2018, there will be a joint Indo-Russian military exercise – Indra 2018. The exercise will take place at the training ground near Babina, Uttar Pradesh, the Republic of India as reported by the Russian authorities on Wednesday (3rd October 2018), learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The Russian Federation will be represented in the exercise by 250 troops of a motorised rifle formation of the Eastern Military District (EMD) from Primorsky region.
In that connection the last conference on Indra 2018 was held in India. In addition, the Russian delegation, headed by the commander of the All-Armed Forces of the Higher Air Force Major General Oleg Tsekov, visited and inspected the training ground.
That was announced in a statement by the EMD.
“The final conference on preparations for the joint Russian-Indian exercise, Indra-2018, has taken place in India. The sides agreed that the exercise will be held at a training ground near the town of Babina in the state of Uttar Pradesh of the Republic of India, from November 18 to November 28, 2018. The Russian side plans to send about 250 servicemen of motorised infantry units of the Eastern Military District, deployed in the Primorye Region (in the Far East),” the statement said.
The Indra Russian-Indian joint military exercises have been held since 2003. The last one, in 2017, took place at the training grounds in Primorsky Krai and within the training zones of the Pacific Fleet.
That last conference on Indra 2018 preceded the two-day visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to India starting today as reported. The visit is related to the annual India-Russia summit with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the focus of which will be further boosting of bilateral connections, and in particular defence cooperation.
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Sources: The Economic Times, The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation