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    RUSSIA TRAINED MORE THAN 10,000 MILITARY EXPERTS FOR INDIA

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    NEW DELHI, January 20 (RIA Novosti) - Russia has trained more than 10,000 military specialists for India, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov.

    "The training of India's military personnel is an ongoing process. The Russian defense ministry's educational establishments have trained more than 10,000 Indian specialists since the two countries signed the military-technological cooperation agreement," Mr Ivanov said Tuesday addressing Russian reporters.

    "Hundreds of Indian officers are studying in Russia's military educational establishments today. They are both ordinary students and those being trained to operate the military hardware India purchased from Russia," said the minister.

    The Indian military may study several month or 3 to 5 years, the duration of training varies with the institute - the Military Academy of the General Staff, higher military education establishments or training courses, said the minister.

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