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Indo-Russian military exercise concludes

Indian and Russian soldiers practice combat shooting during the joint India-Russia Military Exercise in the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner.

Indian and Russian soldiers practice combat shooting during the joint India-Russia Military Exercise in the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner.  

‘INDRA-2015’ culminates after two weeks of intense and exacting military training.

The Indo-Russian military exercise ‘INDRA-2015’ culminated on Wednesday after nearly two weeks of joint training in counter-terrorism operations.

“After two weeks of intense and exacting military training, the joint exercise concluded with a closing ceremony, wherein both the contingents showcased their immense talents with unique traditional touches,” Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said. The ceremony was held in the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges here.

Focused training

In the joint tactical exercise which began on November 8, the two countries conducted focused training and strove to understand the functioning of each other, he said. Inter-operability procedures were on the top agenda for both the armies.

The exercise also provided an opportunity to both the armies for greater cultural understanding, sharing experiences and strengthening mutual trust and cooperation, he said.

Seventh such edition

It was the seventh edition in a series of bilateral exercises under this banner. The joint exercise this year focused on ‘Counter Terrorism Operations in Desert Terrain under a United Nations Mandate.’

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