The mandate is to practice joint planning and enhancing interoperability between the armed forces of both sides not only in peacekeeping but also on dealing with terrorism at multinational level. The Indra 2021 exercise held at the Prudboy training ground in the Volgograd region from August 1 to August 13 of this year. More than 100 units of weapons and military equipment are involved in the events, including BMP-3 combat armored tracked vehicles, T-90A tanks, Grad multiple launch rocket systems, armored personnel carriers, off-road vehicle equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles, and armored equipment.
Ahead of the first ever Indo-Russian 2+2 Ministerial level talks and annual summit later this year, to further enhance Indo-Russian Defence Cooperation, the armies of both countries commenced joint training exercise INDRA 2021. The fortnight long Ex-INDRA 2021 started on August 4, 2021 at Prudboy Ranges, Volgograd, Russia with the unfurling of the flags of both sides and an impressive ceremony. The servicemen will work out the search, detection and destruction of illegal armed formations, search and destruction of conditional explosive devices, conducting NBC reconnaissance in buildings and on the ground.
It has been conducted since 2003 and it takes place alternately between the two countries and ground and naval forces participate. The mandate is to practice joint planning and enhancing interoperability between the armed forces of both sides not only in peacekeeping but also on dealing with terrorism at multinational level. The two countries have been working towards further deepening the long-standing military relations and are identifying ways to “upgrade and intensify’’ the ties. The drills at the Unit level will be tasked to destroy mobile targets as well as mock enemy buildings.