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Russian-Indian exercises to be conducted in India in late October

October 03, 2013, 13:30 UTC+3
The international exercises will be conducted at the Mahajan field firing range and involve about 250 paratroopers
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MOSCOW, October 3 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian-Indian military exercises, Indra 2013, will take place in India from October 18 to October 28, spokesman to the Eastern Command, Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Gordeyev told Itar-Tass.

The international exercises will be conducted at the Mahajan field firing range and involve about 250 paratroopers of the Eastern Command formation deployed in the Republic of Buryatia. India will involve the same number of servicemen, Gordeyev said.

Military hardware (the T-72 tanks, the BMP-2K and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles) will be provided by India. During the active phase of the exercises, Russian paratroopers will use over 3,000 ammunition of different caliber, the spokesman said.

The purpose of the exercises is to increase troops’ possibilities to search for, block and neutralise illegal armed formations, Gordeyev said. 

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