Russia-India joint exercise Indra-2017 entered final phase focusing on anti-terrorist synergy
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 28-Oct-2017

Vladivostok, October 28: The first ever tri-service joint exercise between India and Russia, Indra-2017 entered final phase on Friday. The main concentration of the Task Force was on the mechanism to counter terror attack. Major General ND Prasad, the Task Force Commander of the Indian contingent expressed his happiness at the professional synergy displayed during the entire exercise.

Task Force supported by Fighter Aircrafts and Armed Helicopters successfully extricated a humanitarian aid convoy from a terrorist attack. A terrorist attack on a humanitarian aid convoy was simulated as per the exercise setting. The humanitarian assistance was aimed for trapped civilians in a counterinsurgency environment under UN mandate. The attack tested the response mechanism of the Combined Task Force of Indian and Russian Defense Forces. The terrorists were successfully isolated and the humanitarian aid convoy was escorted to safety.

The drill will finish on 28th October, leading to a grand closing ceremony on 29th October. The exercise conducted between India and Russia reflected the high level of professionalism of both sides. The synergy on display between the three services of both sides has reinforced the importance of tri-service cooperation and is the harbinger of things to come in future operations.