Indo-Russian military exercise concludes today

ANI | Updated: Oct 29, 2017 21:44 IST

Vladivostok [Russia], October 29 (ANI): The Indo-Russian military Exercise 'Indra-2017' culminated today at Russian port city Vladivostok after eleven days of joint training in counter-terrorism operations.

The joint exercise concluded with a closing ceremony, wherein both the contingents showcased their immense talents with unique traditional touches.

The grand closing ceremony at Vladivostok was witnessed by senior officials and dignitaries of both countries, including ambassador of India to the Russian Federation, Pankaj Saran.

Personnel from the Indian as well as Russian contingents were awarded medals of excellence for their outstanding performance during the exercise.

Fighters and helicopters co-piloted by the Indian and Russian pilots took part in the fly-past along with an IAF IL-76 aircraft.

In the joint tactical exercise, which began on October 19, the two countries conducted training focused on combating terrorism. In the series of bilateral exercises under this banner, the exercise this year focused on conduct of counter under United Nations mandate in a joint service environment.

The exercise also provided an opportunity to both the armies for greater cultural understanding, sharing experiences and strengthening mutual trust and co-operation.

Participants from both the Armed Forces expressed immense satisfaction at the conclusion of the training, in terms of the standards achieved in the validation phase of the training.

The Indian contingent will depart for India on October 30.(ANI)