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Russia, India to Conduct Joint Anti-Terrorism Exercises in Volgograd Region

RIA Novosti

11:45 22/09/2014

MOSCOW, September 22 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and India will conduct joint anti-terrorism exercises in Russia's southern Volgograd Region starting September 23, the Southern Military District's press service reported.

The Indra 2014 exercise will be held from September 23 to October 2 at the Prudboy training range in Volgograd Region.

The troops will have to strike about 300 targets, 100 of which will be mobile. In addition, participants of the exercise will have to destroy maneuver bandit groups in a wooded area, work out tactics in rear areas and organize ambushes and observation posts.

'At one of the stages of the exercise the units will conduct an operation to destroy a maneuver enemy in a purpose-built village consisting of three streets and 50 houses, with 16 moving targets – UAZ vehicles and about 30 moving figures simulating armed groups inside the buildings placed on the territory,' the statement said.

On July 17-19, Russia and India conducted the joint naval exercise Indra 2014 in Vladivostok. The Indian fleet included the INS Ranvijay destroyer, the INS Shivalik frigate and the INS Shakti fleet tanker. Russia deployed the Varyag guided-missile cruiser, the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer and the Peresvet large landing ship.

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