Russian-Indian military drills begin in Russia’s Far East

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Vladivostok, Sep 23 (IANS) The joint Russia-India Indra-2016 drills started on Friday at the Sergeyevsky shooting range in the country’s Far Eastern Primorsky territory, the authorities said.

Over 500 Russian and Indian members of the military, 50 units of infantry fighting vehicles, T-72 tanks, an unmanned aerial vehicle detachment, as well as the Eastern Military District’s (EMD) attack and army aviation are involved in the drills, said the district’s spokesperson Vladimir Matveev.

The joint military exercises will end on October 2, Xinhua news agency reported.

The two countries have been conducting anti-terror drills since 2003. Previous joint drills with EMD’s participation were conducted in 2013 at the Mahajan shooting range in India.



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