India, Russia Joint Military Exercise INDRA-21 To Be Held At Volgograd From 1 To 13 August

India, Russia Joint Military Exercise INDRA-21 To Be Held At Volgograd From 1 To 13 AugustRepresentative image (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/GettyImages) 

In a bid to boost mutual confidence and interoperability, over 200 Indian and Russian Armed forces personnel will participate in a joint military exercise from 1 to 13 August in Russia.

The Joint military exercise, INDRA 2021, will be the held at Russia's Volgograd.

"The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint military Exercise INDRA 2021 will be held at Volgograd, Russia from 1 to 13 August 2021," the Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Tuesday (27 July).

The exercise will entail conduct of counter terror operations under the United Nations mandate by a joint force against international terror groups, the ministry added.

As many as 250 personnel from both the nations will form part of the exercise. The Indian Army contingent, comprising of a Mechanised Infantry Battalion, underwent rigorous training at different locations in India to refine their drills for participation in the joint exercise, it said.

Exercise INDRA-21 will further strengthen mutual confidence and interoperability between the Indian and Russian Armies and enable sharing of best practices between the contingents of both the countries, the ministry sai.

The exercise will be yet another milestone in strengthening security cooperation and will serve to reinforce the longstanding bond of friendship between India and Russia, it added.