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PIB+BACKGROUND : (20th November 2018) Exercise INDRA

PIB+BACKGROUND : (20th November 2018) Exercise INDRA

Opening Ceremony: Exercise INDRA (Ministry of Defence)

Opening ceremony for the Tenth Indo-Russian Joint Exercise, INDRA was held on 19th Nov 2018 at Babina Military Station (Uttar Pradesh).

Aim of the Exercise:

The aim is to practice joint planning and conduct to enhance interoperability of the two armies in the peace keeping and enforcement environment under the aegis of United Nations.

This eleven day exercise focuses upon training on enhancing team building and tactical level operations in a counter insurgency environment in semi urban terrain.


The joint Russian-Indian counter-terrorism exercises, Indra, have been held regularly since 2003. The previous military maneuvers took place in 2017 in Russia’s Far Eastern region of Primorye and at naval training grounds of Russia’s Pacific Fleet.