India-Russia To Conduct Counter Terrorism Exercise

India and Rus­sia are prepar­ing to hold their annu­al joint counter-ter­ror­ism and counter-insur­gency army war games in August 2012 in Bury­a­tia in south­east Rus­sia.

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The exer­cise is called Indra-2012 and will wit­ness about 250 troops from each side match­ing their skills and under­stand­ing each other’s stan­dard oper­at­ing pro­ce­dures in exer­cis­es to elim­i­nate ter­ror­ists and insur­gents. The Indi­an Army has exten­sive knowl­edge in counter-ter­ror­ism and major armies of the world are queu­ing up to learn from the Indi­an Army’s exten­sive expe­ri­ence.

The war game will take place at a train­ing area in Bury­a­tia, which falls under the Russ­ian Army’s East­ern Com­mand.

The last Indra exer­cise was held in India’s Uttarak­hand state in Octo­ber 2010, when about 250 troops from each side car­ried out manoeu­vres in the gar­ri­son town of Chauba­tia near hill resort Ranikhet.

Indi­an Army troops will use and get acquaint­ed with Russ­ian mil­i­tary equip­ment dur­ing the exer­cise in the first stage. They will also get to par­tic­i­pate in joint tasks to get trained in stan­dard oper­at­ing pro­ce­dures. Lat­er, the two sides will car­ry out a syn­chro­nised counter-ter­ror­ism oper­a­tions.


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