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The first phase of Exercise INDRA 2013 concluded on 22 October 2013, wherein the deployment of the Russian battalion and taking over of equipment was carried out, followed by orientation with terrain and creation of Joint Staff Headquarters.
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Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence

The first phase of Exercise INDRA 2013 concluded on 22 October 2013, wherein the deployment of the Russian battalion and taking over of equipment was carried out, followed by orientation with terrain and creation of Joint Staff Headquarters.
The exercise is aimed to improve bilateral defence cooperation between both the armies and enhance their ability to operate as an integrated force within the framework of UN Peace Keeping operations.

Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence[break]Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence

The exercise is aimed to improve bilateral defence cooperation between both the armies and enhance their ability to operate as an integrated force within the framework of UN Peace Keeping operations.
The competition involved firing of a mechanized infantry section of both the armies, fully controlled by their section commanders.

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The competition involved firing of a mechanized infantry section of both the armies, fully controlled by their section commanders.
Joint planning for peace keeping / enforcement operations in the designated area of responsibility was undertaken and integrated training conducted by the tactical groups.

Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence

Joint planning for peace keeping / enforcement operations in the designated area of responsibility was undertaken and integrated training conducted by the tactical groups.
The conduct of operations for the Exercise from 23-25 October 2013 will comprise of two sub exercises, namely Exercise VINDHURAL (derived from the Combination of Vindhya Mountains of India and Ural Mountains of Russia) and Exercise GANGNEVA (derived from the combination of Ganga river of India and Neva river of Russia).

Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence

The conduct of operations for the Exercise from 23-25 October 2013 will comprise of two sub exercises, namely Exercise VINDHURAL (derived from the Combination of Vindhya Mountains of India and Ural Mountains of Russia) and Exercise GANGNEVA (derived from the combination of Ganga river of India and Neva river of Russia).
VINDHURAL will encompass joint search & destroy operations by both the armies, while GANGNEVA will be a mechanized force predominant exercise towards achievement of the UN mandate.

Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence

VINDHURAL will encompass joint search & destroy operations by both the armies, while GANGNEVA will be a mechanized force predominant exercise towards achievement of the UN mandate.
The first phase of Exercise INDRA 2013 concluded on 22 October 2013, wherein the deployment of the Russian battalion and taking over of equipment was carried out, followed by orientation with terrain and creation of Joint Staff Headquarters.

Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence

The first phase of Exercise INDRA 2013 concluded on 22 October 2013, wherein the deployment of the Russian battalion and taking over of equipment was carried out, followed by orientation with terrain and creation of Joint Staff Headquarters.
In the evening a volleyball match was held to enhance the spirit of sports and camaraderie between the troops of both the nation. Indian Brigade commander and his Russian counterpart gave away prizes to both the teams.

Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence

In the evening a volleyball match was held to enhance the spirit of sports and camaraderie between the troops of both the nation. Indian Brigade commander and his Russian counterpart gave away prizes to both the teams.
The consolidation phase will comprise the closing parade & cultural interaction, wherein the Russian contingent will be familiarized with India’s rich culture & heritage through a series of programs.  The closing ceremony will be held on 26 October 2013 under the aegis of South Western Command, attended by senior officers from both armies.

Courtesy Indian Ministry of Defence

The consolidation phase will comprise the closing parade & cultural interaction, wherein the Russian contingent will be familiarized with India’s rich culture & heritage through a series of programs. The closing ceremony will be held on 26 October 2013 under the aegis of South Western Command, attended by senior officers from both armies.
24 October 2013
Tags: india, russia, indra-2013

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