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INDRA 2019

INDRA 2019

Exercise Indra 2019 is a joint tri-service exercise between India and Russia which has been scheduled to be held in December 2019. In the exercise, the mechanized contingents, fighter and transport aircraft and ships of the armed forces of India and Russia will be participating.

Key Points:

  • The INDRA series of exercise began in the year 2003, and the First joint Tri-Services Exercise was conducted in the year 2017. 
  • It will be a historic event for two of the world's greatest Armed Forces which will join hands and successfully conduct an exercise of this magnitude with professionalism, to imbibe the best practices from each other, jointly evolve and drills to defeat the scourge of terror under the United Nations mandate.
  • The exercise will have a five-day training phase which consists of a comprehensive training curriculum. 
  • Tactical operations end drills such as cordon house intervention, handling and neutralisation of Improvised Explosive Devices, prevention of arms smuggling through the sea route and anti-piracy measures will be practised. 
  • This training phase will be followed by a 72-hour validation exercise. INDRA 2019 will culminate on 19 December.
  • Both countries will share expertise and professional experience. This would further strengthen the bond between the defence forces of India and Russia.

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