India, Russia to hold INDRA joint military drill from Aug 1-13

New Delhi : India and Russia will hold the 12th edition of their joint military exercise INDRA 2021 at Volgograd, Russia, from August 1 to 13, the Ministry of Defence announced on Tuesday.

The exercise will entail conduct of counter terror operations under the United Nations mandate by a joint force against international terror groups, the MoD said.

As many as 250 from both the nations will form part of the exercise.

The Indian Army contingent comprising a Mechanised Infantry Battalion underwent rigorous training at different locations in the country to refine their drills for participation in the joint exercise.

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.

“Exercise INDRA-21 will strengthen mutual confidence and interoperability between the Indian and Russian Armies and enable sharing of best practices between the contingents of both the countries,” said the MoD.