Exercise INDRA 19’: India-Russia Trilateral Exercise
Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains II- International Affairs; GS-III- Security
- The air force component of ‘Ex INDRA 19’, a joint exercise between India and Russia, successfully concluded at the Air Force Station in Lohegaon, Pune
- The exercise provided an opportunity to enhance the IAF’s operational capability, synergise joint operations and improve interoperability with Russian Federation Air Force
- The INDRA series of exercise began in 2003. It was conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. However, the first joint Tri Services Exercise was conducted in 2017.
- The 2019 exercise included joint training in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations under the United Nations mandate.