India, Russia likely to hold tri-service exercise 'Indra' in Vladivostok this October

India will hold a major military exercise with Russia later this year which is likely to be a tri-service war game with participation of navy, air force and army.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The Indian Army and the Indian Navy has been having the military exercise 'Indra' with Russia separately. The Indian Air Force had participated in an exercise 'AviaIndra' with Russian air force in 2014.

But this year, it is likely to be a tri-service exercise in Russia, sources said.

“Details are being worked out. The first exercise in the new format could be held in October-November,” a military official was quoted by Hindustan Times.

The eighth edition of India-Russia 'Indra' exercise between the armies of the two strategic partners had taken place in mountainous Vladivostok in Russia.

The main focus of the joint exercise was counter- terrorism.

Russia has been a long-standing defence partner of India.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley is visiting Moscow next week with an aim to further deepen bilateral defence and security cooperation.

Updated Date: Apr 20, 2017 08:59 AM

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