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Russia-India to hold joint military drill from Nov 18 in Uttar Pradesh, says Russian authorities

The exercise, Indra-2018, will see participation of about 250 servicemen of motorised infantry units of Russia's Eastern Military District (EMD), according to a statement by the EMD.

Reported by: PTI, Moscow [ Published on: October 03, 2018 16:27 IST ]
 Russia-India to hold joint military drill from Nov 18 in

 Russia-India to hold joint military drill from Nov 18 in Uttar Pradesh, says Russian authorities (Representational mage)

India and Russia will hold a joint military exercise from November 18 to 28 in Uttar Pradesh, Russian authorities said on Wednesday, ahead of President Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi.

The exercise, Indra-2018, will see participation of about 250 servicemen of motorised infantry units of Russia's Eastern Military District (EMD), according to a statement by the EMD.

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"The final conference on preparations for the joint Russian-Indian exercise, Indra-2018, has taken place in India," the statement said.

"The sides agreed that the exercise will be held at a training ground near the town of Babina in the state of Uttar Pradesh of the Republic of India, from November 18 to November 28, 2018," it said.

"The Russian side plans to send about 250 servicemen of motorised infantry units of the Eastern Military District, deployed in the Primorye Region (in the Far East)," the statement added.

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