Russian, Indian Troops Destroy ‘Terrorists’ in Drills

Russian and Indian soldiers during the joint anti-terrorist Russian-Indian drills

 

Russian and Indian troops conducted an exercise operation to destroy contingent terrorists as part of the Indra-2015 international military drills in India’s state of Rajasthan, the press service of Russia’s Southern Military District said Wednesday.

 According to a descriptive statement, a hypothetical group of ten militants captured two residential buildings, the press release said.

“Tactical task of Indian infantry units was to carry out a continuous clearing of the area with the simultaneous narrowing of the blocking ring, which allowed for the inspection of all [people] located in the area of operations,” the statement said.

After watching the Indian team in action, the Russians displayed their approach in fighting terrorists.

In order to achieve suddenness and efficiency for the operation, the Russian command blocked the perimeter, and sent in assault groups to seize certain facilities within the test grounds, according to the statement.Up to 250 Independent Russian Motorized Brigade troops arrived in India over the weekend to take part in the November 7-20 Indra-2015 exercises, focusing on “Counter-Terrorism Operations in Desert Terrain under a United Nations Mandate.” The same number of Indian Army Infantry Battalion soldiers are participating in the drills.

The exercises are expected to move from the first “Combat Conditioning and Tactical Training” phase to the active “Validation” phase on Monday.

Within the joint exercise Indra-2015 Indian servicemen familiarized themselves with Russian small arms

Within the joint Russian-Indian counter-terrorist exercise Indra-2015, Indian servicemen have familiarized themselves with Russian small arms at the Makhajan range, where the camp of the participants is deployed.

Trial shooting from pistols, Kalashnikov autorifles, AT and under-barrel mounted grenade launchers are planned.

Servicemen of the Southern MD motorized rifle units, in their turn, got interested in the weapons of the mechanized infantry units of the Indian Armed Forces. Moreover, representatives of the Indian party familiarized them with the history and traditions of India and their military base.

Tomorrow the Russian and Indian servicemen will show each other their counter-terrorist tactics. They will conduct a training operation on liberation of hostages from a settlement captured by terrorists.

The Indian servicemen will act taking into account the experience gained during the operations in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Kongo.

The Russian-Indian exercises Indra have been held since 2003. This year, the scenario of the exercise prescribes a United Nations-mandated counter-terrorist operation on the tactical level.

India-Russia Joint Military Exercises to Start Saturday

A Russian made Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft is seen on display at 'Aero India 2007' at Yelahanka air base on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. File photo

 

India and Russia are set to launch joint Indra-2015 military drills on countering international terrorism in India’s largest state Rajasthan on Saturday.

 The seventh Indra exercises will take place in India’s northern Mahajan firing range until November 20 with the focus on the so-called Counter-Terrorism Operations in Desert Terrain under a United Nations Mandate, according to a press release of the Indian Defense Ministry.

To achieve “inter operability” in joint operations in the future, troops from an Independent Russian Motorized Brigade and Indian Army’s Infantry Battalion would initially acquaint themselves with the approach to such operations, Command and Control systems as well as each other’s arms and equipment.The drills will consist of two phases, namely “Combat Conditioning and Tactical Training” and “Validation.” Senior military officials from India and Russia are expected to observe the joint exercises.

According to the Russian Southern Military District, up to 250 troops from each side will participate in the drills.

Russia and India have maintained close partnership in military and technical cooperation for decades. The two countries have been conducting joint military drills annually since 2003.

India, Russia to Hold Joint Military Drills on November 7-20

Russian servicemen during the Indra-2014 Russian-Indian joint drill

 

India and Russia will hold joint Indra-2015 military exercises in India’s largest state Rajasthan on November 7-20.

 India and Russia will hold joint Indra-2015 military exercises in India’s largest state Rajasthan on November 7-20, the Indian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

“A 250 member strong Russian Army contingent would arrive in Bikaner for INDRA-2015 for the joint exercise to be held with the Indian Army from 07 November to 20 November 2015,” the ministry said in a press release.

The seventh joint Indra drills will take place in northern India’s Mahajan firing range. The exercises will focus on ‘Counter Terrorism Operations in Desert Terrain under a United Nations Mandate,’ the press release added.

The drills are due to be conducted in two stages, namely “Combat Conditioning and Tactical Training” and “Validation,” according to the press release. Senior military officials from India and Russia are expected to observe the exercises.

Russia and India have maintained close partnership in military and technical cooperation for decades. The two countries have been conducting joint military drills annually since 2003.

Russian army preparing for Indra-2015

 
Up to 250 troops from each side will participate in the drills in northern India’s Mahajan firing range.
The Indian servicemen tried their hand at using Russian-made weapons during the exercise, firing anti-tank rocket launchers, Kalashnikov guns and Dragunov SVD sniper rifles. Source: Kirill Braga / RIA Novosti
Indian and Russian servicemen during Indra-2014 drills. Source: Kirill Braga / RIA Novosti

Russian mechanized infantry in the south of the country is finishing preparations for its Indra-2015 drills with military units from India, the Russian Southern Military District press service said Thursday.

The drills will take place in November in northern India’s Mahajan firing range. The event will span 13 days, without the time needed for the redeployment of the troops’ contingents.

“At the moment, [the troops] are practicing the norms of marching, tactical, engineering, firing and medical training under the guidance of commanders of units. Special attention is being paid to the issues of military use of weapons, technical and special reconnaissance techniques and mastering techniques of life support and camouflage in combat missions,” the district said in a statement.

Up to 250 troops from each side will participate in the drills.

Russia and India have been close partners in military and technical cooperation for decades. The countries collaborate in science and medicine, as well as infrastructure construction and nuclear energy.

The countries carried out the Indra Navy-2015 naval exercises in Russia’s Vladivostok in June.

In July 2014, the Russian Pacific Fleet and the Indian Navy conducted naval exercise Indra-2014 in the Sea of Japan, to train and improve joint naval actions and boost the countries’ capability to counter maritime security threats.

The drills are conducted alternately in Russia and India.