New Delhi (Sputnik) — During Indra-2016, troops of both countries get the chance to practice working with each other over the course of eleven days.
“The troops of the Indian Army marched alongside the Russian Army in the impressive opening ceremony of Indra-2016. Both contingents marched in unison, past the saluting dais, exhibiting their resolve to further the Indo-Russian friendship," says a statement from the Indian Ministry of Defense.
The Indian contingent is commanded by Brigadier Sukrit Chadah.
The Indra series of bilateral exercises has been one of the most important bilateral defense cooperation initiatives between India and Russia since 2003. The Indian contingent is scheduled to return to India once the exercise is complete in the first week of October.