Indo-Russian Joint Military Exercise INDRA 18 Opens

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New Delhi. Opening ceremony for the 10th Edition of Indo-Russian Joint Exercise INDRA 18 scheduled from November 18 to 28 was held at Babina Military Station in Uttar Pradesh on November 19.

Contingents of the participating nations came together for the opening ceremony which was held in presence of a number of officers and officials of the participating nations.

There was a fly past of Army Aviation helicopters which carried the national flags of both the participating nations during the parade. The members of both the participating nations also interacted and familiarised with each other after the opening ceremony.

The aim of the exercise 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.

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The 10-day exercise focuses upon training on enhancing team building and tactical level operations in a counter insurgency environment in semi urban terrain.

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