To combat terrorism activities and its fighting against the growing danger of terrorist, India and Russia started an anti terrorism military exercise INDRA-2012. The opening of INDRA-2012 military exercise was held in the Siberian republic of Buryatia, Russia
During military exercises Indra-2012, Russian and Indian troops performed live firing with T-72 main battle tanks and BMP-2 armoured infantry fighting vehicles.
By the exercise if INDRA-2012, some 500 servicemen about 250 on each side will take part in the drills, which will be conducted using some 50 Russian combat vehicles.
It is noted that both countries have conducted five INDRA-series joint ground and naval exercises since 2003. The last such exercise was held in India in October 2010.
From Russia part, it is expected that a motorized infantry and a tank companies, a mortar and a MLRS battalions including a grenade launcher platoon will take part in the exercise.
The exercise that began on August 7 at the Burduny training range. The active phase of the exercises will begin Aug 13 and include reconnaissance, pursuit and elimination of "terrorist groups."
Asian Defence News