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    Russia, India to Hold Joint Military Drills in Second Half of 2016

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    Russia and India have agreed to hold the Indra-2016 joint military exercises in the second half of 2016 in the Far East, the head of the Russian Eastern Military District's (EMD) press service said Tuesday.

    KHABAROVSK (Sputnik) — Gordeev added that the two countries agreed on the subjects of the exercise's practical part.

    "Representatives of the EMD and Indian Armed Forces have agreed that the drills will take place in the second half of the year at the Sergeyevskiy site in the Primorsky Territory," Alexander Gordeev told reporters.

    Russia and India signed a protocol on the drills in the Russian southeastern city of Vladivostok in April.

    In November 2015, Russia and India held a joint exercises on counterterrorism. In mid-December, joint Russia-India naval drills, Indra Navy, took place in the Bay of Bengal to practice the surface ships protection.

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