Exercise Indra-2017 Concluded in Vladivostok (Download PDF)


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The Indo-Russian military Exercise ‘Indra-2017’ ended at Vladivostok after eleven days of joint training in counter-terrorism operations. Following are some important details. Joint tactical exercise began on 19 October 2017 focused on combating terrorism.

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  • Series of bilateral exercises focused on conduct of counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations under United Nations mandate in a joint service environment.

  • Exercise provided both the armies opportunities for cultural understanding, sharing experiences, and strengthening mutual trust and co-operation.

    • In the closing ceremony, both contingents displayed their immense talents with unique traditional touches.

  • Personnel from the Indian and Russian contingents were awarded medals of excellence for their outstanding performance during the exercise.

  • Fighters and Helicopters co-piloted by Indian and Russian pilots took part including an IAF IL-76 aircraft.

Important Exercises

  • Task force comprising of armored, mechanized infantry and infantry elements, supported by fighter aircrafts and armed helicopters successfully extricated a humanitarian aid convoy from a terrorist attack

    • The attack tested the response mechanism of the Combined Task Force of Indian and Russian Defence Forces.

    • Fighter aircrafts and armed helicopters pulverized the target with artillery elements comprising of 122mm GRAD and howitzers. Once armored tanks and mechanized infantry elements reached and cordoned off the entire area infantry launched the final assault.

  • Amphibious landing was carried out by landing of ground forces at Cape of Klerk training area undertaken by Indian and Russian naval elements with air support.

  • Active sea phase of naval component commenced on 26 November in the Sea of Japan.

  • The Air Force component undertook various practice missions by combined Indo-Russian crew in fighters, transport, and helicopters during the training phase.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 4, 2017


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