Friday, October 8, 2010

India, Russia to hold anti-terror military drills

ndia and Russia will revive the joint military exercise series that focuses on counter- terrorism training. The 'Indra-2010' will be held in Chaubattia in Uttarakhand between October 15 and 24, Defence Ministry officials said here today. The battalion-level exercise will comprise of infantry troops from both the armies who would work out insurgency and terrorism situations and plan and execute an operation to counter these, particularly in a mountainous terrain, they said. Other elements from both the armies include observers, air elements and representatives from the Defence Ministries of both countries. The Russian complement would include 257 personnel and the Indian side will be represented by an infantry battalion.

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