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    Russia and India joint military exercises will take place in the Russian Far East in late September - early October.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — Joint military exercises between Russia and India, dubbed Indra-2016, will take place in the Russian Far East in late September — early October, a source in the Indian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

    "The drills are scheduled to be conducted on September 22 — October 2. Each side will have be represented by 250 servicemen," the source said.

    The exercises will take place on the territory of the Russian Eastern Military District.

    The first Indra drills were held in 2003. They serve to facilitate cooperation and foster the exchange of relevant experience between the Indian and Russian armed forces.

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