Russian, Indian troops to be trained to fight under city conditions

The ground with moving vehicles of “the enemy” and mobile targets of “terrorists” will be used to train troops to fight under city conditions


MOSCOW, September 05./ITAR-TASS/. Construction of a “residential” district has started on a training ground in Russia’s Volgograd region, where the Russian-Indian Indra-2014 tactical exercises will begin on September 23.

The ground with moving vehicles of “the enemy” and mobile targets of “terrorists” will be used to train troops to fight under city conditions, a spokesman for Russia’s Southern Military District told ITAR-TASS on Friday.

The area will have three streets, 50 “residential” buildings and 16 targets – vehicles and about 30 moving figures of “members of illegal armed groups” inside buildings.

Troops are also planned to neutralize groups of gunmen in a forest, set ambushes and observation posts under conditions of the enemy’s use of sabotage groups and establish cooperation to guard important installations and convoys.

Participants in the manoeuvres will be Russian and Indian motorized infantry units.



Russia, India to hold joint maneuvers

Russia, India to hold joint maneuvers

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Russian Military Technologies, 22.04.2014

April 22 – A planning conference began at the Pacific Fleet on Tuesday ahead of the Indra 2014 Russian-Indian counterterrorism maneuvers, Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman Captain First Rank Roman Martov told Interfax.
“A delegation of the Indian Navy, led by the Indian Naval Staff’s director for naval operations Alok Anand, has arrived at the Pacific Fleet’s home base from Delhi. The second planning conference for the Indra 2014 international naval maneuvers began at the Vladivostok officers’ Club today,” Martov said.
“The first meeting centered on the program for the Indian warships’ stay in Vladivostok and their location at the Pacific Fleet’s moorages, as well as nuances of the upcoming maneuvers and the cultural program.
The Indra 2014 maneuvers will unfold in the Sea of Japan in mid-July and start the four Indian warships’ arriving in Vladivostok.
The first Indra drill was held in the Sea of Japan on April 24-26, 2007. At the time five Indian warships arrived in Vladivostok under the command of the Indian Eastern Fleet’s commander, Rear Admiral R.K. Dhowan. The Pacific Feet was represented by two large antisubmarine ships, a missile boat, a diesel submarine, base trawlers and auxiliary ships under Vice Admiral Sergei Avramenko’s command, Martov said.

Russia Prepares for Naval Drills with China, India, ASEAN

Russia Prepares for Naval Drills with China, India, ASEAN

VLADIVOSTOK, February 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Pacific Fleet in the next six months will take part in three large-scale international naval exercises, including joint drills with the navies of India, China and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the fleet’s spokesman said Wednesday.

According to Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov, Russia and India are holding talks on preparation for INDRA-2014 naval exercises scheduled to be held in the Sea of Japan in summer.

Martov said the drills will start with a visit of a group of Indian warships to Russia’s far-eastern port of Vladivostok in July.

Since 2003, India and Russia have conducted seven large exercises under the so-called INDRA series of joint ground and naval drills. The last such exercise was held between Russian and Indian army units in October at India’s Mahajan field firing range.

In 2011, Russia canceled joint naval drills with India in the Pacific Ocean, citing the tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan.

Boosting its military ties with China, Russia is sending warships from the Pacific Fleet to hold Maritime Cooperation-2014 joint drills with the Chinese navy in the northern part of the East China Sea in May-June, Martov said.

The active phase of the exercise will involve several simulated missions and live-firing drills against sea and air targets, he said.

In addition, a Pacific Fleet task force led by Udaloy-class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov will join the 2014 KOMODO multilateral joint exercise in March to improve naval cooperation capabilities in disaster relief.

The exercise will be held off the coast of Indonesia and involve all 10 country members of ASEAN plus Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States.