India, Russia to hold Indra-2021 drills in August in southern Russia

New Delhi, Jun 1 (Agency) Indra-2021, the Indian-Russian joint drills of 500 armed forces servicemen of each country will run on August 1-15 this year at the Prudboi practice range in the Volgograd Region in southern Russia.

“The Indra-2021 joint Russian-Indian military drills will take place at the Southern Military District’s Prudboi training ground in the Volgograd Region on August 1-15 this year. The drills will involve about 250 servicemen of the Armed Forces of India and around 250 personnel of the Southern Military District,” the press office of Russia’s Southern Military District said in a statement.

This decision was made at a conference of representatives of the Armed Forces of Russia and the Republic of India, TASS quoted the statement as saying. The plan of the Southern Military District’s troop combat training also stipulates the personnel’s participation in international drills with the units of the armed forces of India, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Armenia, Algeria, Kazakhstan and Pakistan, said the press office.