Diplomat blasts US media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 21:39
Putin, Iraqi vice-president discuss possible supplies of T-90 tanksMilitary & Defense July 25, 21:18
Sports minister hopes for Russia’s membership reinstatement with IAAF before 2018Sport July 25, 20:47
The highlights of 2017 FINA World ChampionshipsSport July 25, 19:37
IAAF to hear report on Russia’s reinstatement ahead of 2017 Athletics World ChampionshipSport July 25, 19:25
EU Council to discuss Nord Stream 2 project in SeptemberBusiness & Economy July 25, 19:13
Berlin preparing common European response to Siemens turbines supplies to Crimea — sourceBusiness & Economy July 25, 18:49
Finnish president: Dialog with Putin is direct and clearWorld July 25, 18:22
Summer surprises: Arctic swelters in heatwave, while resorts soak in rainBusiness & Economy July 25, 18:03
The active phase of the drills will be held at the Pogonovo range in the Voronezh region and Ashuluk range in the Astrakhan region.
According to the official, Indian military have already arrived in Russia.“August 25-29, Indian pilots in the Lipetsk aviation centre will study the areas of the forthcoming flights and drill piloting on modern simulators, and air defense specialists will get familiarized with the air defense missile systems at the Gatchina training centre of the antiaircraft missile troops,” Klimov said.
The exercise scenario envisages the Russian-Indian crews’ joint flights with firing on ground targets. The flights will be performed on the Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters and Mil Mi-35 and Mi-8 helicopters, with the fighters’ aerial refueling. “In addition, joint air defense crews at the Ashuluk range will repel a simulated enemy’s air attack with launches of missiles from the S-400, S-300, Buk-M1 air defense missile weapon systems and the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and gun system.
Klimov said the maneuvers will last until September 5. Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Colonel General Viktor Bondarev is in command of the exercise.