India-Russia Joint Tri-Services Exercise Indra 2019 concludes in Pune, Babina & Goa

New Delhi: The second edition of bilateral tri-services Exercise Indra 2019 between Indian and Russia concluded today at Babina, Pune and Goa. The exercise included joint training in counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations under the United Nations mandate.

Important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter terrorism operations were rehearsed and executed jointly. Both contingents shared their expertise and experience.

As part of the validation exercise held on today, troops of both countries carried out specialised joint counter terrorist operations which were witnessed by dignitaries of services of both countries.

The validation exercise was reviewed by Minister of State (MoS) for Defence, Shripad Yesso Naik, in presence of Lieutenant General SK Saini, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, and other senior officers of both countries.

The Russian side was represented by Lieutenant General Sergei Serukov, Deputy Commander, Eastern Military District.

The exercise concluded on 19 December 2019 with a ceremonial closing ceremony by both contingents.

Exercise Indra 2019 was successful in increasing the bonhomie and camaraderie amongst both participating nations. The exercise provided an opportunity to both Armies for greater understanding and strengthening of mutual trust and cooperation, stated the Ministry of Defence in a Press communication.

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