INDRA 2021: Indo-Russia 13-Day Joint Military Exercise

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : July 29th, 2021

Why recently in news?

According to the Indian Army, a 13-day mega military exercise with an emphasis on counter-terror operations will take place in the Russian city of Volgograd from August 1 to August 13. The 12th edition of the "Indra" exercise, it added, will be another "milestone" in enhancing bilateral security cooperation and will serve to deepen India and Russia's long-standing relationship.

Why recently in news?

According to the Indian Army, a 13-day mega military exercise with an emphasis on counter-terror operations will take place in the Russian city of Volgograd from August 1 to August 13. The 12th edition of the "Indra" exercise, it added, will be another "milestone" in enhancing bilateral security cooperation and will serve to deepen India and Russia's long-standing relationship.

Why is this particular topic important for defence aspirants?

If we go through the syllabus of NDA, CAPF, SSB Interview, etc., we will find the ‘International Affair’ or ‘Internal Security’ or ‘India’s relation with other countries’ topic in the syllabus and if we go through the past few year papers of these defence exams, one will find Indian Exercises (either Military, Air Force or Navy) related questions (especially exercises with major countries in the world), either in subjective form or in the interview process. So, any defence candidate must go through the Indian exercises with other countries thoroughly and we will help you in this by providing the sorted material.

INDRA 2021 Military Exercise in brief:

  • Aim of the Exercise: The 12th edition of the INDRA military exercise between India and Russia would involve a joint force conducting counter-terror operations under the United Nations mandate against International Terrorist Groups.
  • The 12th edition of the joint military exercise will feature 250 people from both sides, according to the Army.
  • The Army said that the 12th edition of the Indo-Russia joint military exercise Indra-21 will be held in Volgograd, Russia, from August 1 to 13.
  • The drill would include counter-terror actions mandated by the UN's framework of joint forces against foreign terror groups, according to the statement.
  • "Exercise Indra-21 will further build the mutual confidence and also interoperability between the Indian & Russian armies, allowing for the exchange of best practices between the two nations' contingents," the Army said in a statement.
  • The 12th edition of the joint military exercise will feature 250 people from both sides, according to the Army.
  • The Army said that the 12th edition of the Indo-Russia joint military exercise Indra-21 will be held in Volgograd, Russia, from August 1 to 13.
  • The drill would include counter-terror actions mandated by the UN's framework of joint forces against foreign terror groups, according to the statement.
  • About INDRA Military exercise:
    • INDRA is a biennial bilateral military exercise between India and Russia that began in 2003. The military drill aims to improve interoperability and collaboration between the Indian and Russian warships.
    • Live-fire drills, as well as air defense and anti-submarine missions, are also part of the training. The drill also includes anti-terrorism, anti-piracy, and anti-drug smuggling missions.

List of Other Important Indian Defence Exercises with Countries:

S.No.

Participating Nations

Exercise(s)

1.

Australia

AUSINDEX, AUSTRA HIND, PITCH BLACK

2.

Bangladesh

SAMPRITI, IN-BN BILAT, IN-BN CORPAT, IN-BN SF, TABLE TOP, SAMVEDNA

3.

Brazil and South Africa

IBSAMAR

4.

China

HAND IN HAND

5.

Egypt

CYCLONE

6.

France

SHAKTI, VARUNA, GARUDA

7.

Indonesia

GARUDA SHAKTI, IND-INDO BILAT, IND-INDO CORPAT

8.

Israel

BLUE FLAG

9.

Japan

DHARMA GUARDIAN, JIMEX

10.

Kazakhstan

KAZIND

11.

Kyrgyzstan

KHANJAR

12.

Malaysia

HARIMAU SHAKTI, IN-RMN BILAT, HOP EX

13.

Maldives

EKUVERIN, EKATHA

14.

Mongolia

NOMADIC ELEPHANT

15.

Myanmar

IMBEX, IMCOR, BILAT, IN-MN, TABLE TOP

16.

Nepal

SURYA KIRAN

17.

Oman

NASEEM-AL-BAHR, AL NAGAH, EASTERN BRIDGE

18.

Qatar

ZA'IR AL BAHR

19.

Russia

INDRA, AVIAINDRA

20.

Seychelles

LAMITIYE

21.

Singapore

SIMBEX, JOINT MILITARY TRAINING

22.

Sri Lanka

SLINEX, MITRA SHAKTI, IN-SLN SF, SAMVEDNA

23.

Thailand

INDO-THAI CORPAT, MAITREE, SIAM BHARAT

24.

UAE

DESERT EAGLE

25.

UK

AJEY WARRIOR, KONKAN, INDRADHANUSH

26.

USA

VAJRA PRAHAR, YUDHABHAYAS, SPITTING COBRA, RED FLAG, SANGAM (IN-USN EOD), COPE INDIA

27.

Uzbekistan

DUSTLIK

28.

Vietnam

VINBAX, IN-VPN BILAT

FAQs

What is the 2021 edition of the ‘INDRA’ India-Russia Military Exercise?

The 12th edition of the INDRA 2021 military exercise between India & Russia would involve a joint force conducting counter-terror operations under the United Nations mandate against International Terrorist Groups.

Where will INDRA 2021 Military exercise hold?

The Army said that the 12th edition of the INDRA 2021, an Indo-Russia joint military exercise will be held in Volgograd, Russia, from August 1 to 13.

What is the name of the India-Russia Air Force exercise?

Ex AVIAINDRA, a service-specific exercise among the Indian Air Force & RFSAF (Russian Federation Aerospace Force). The objective of the exercise is focused on the anti-terrorist operations in a bi-lateral scenario. This further enhances the co-operation & also understanding each other’s Concept of Operations.

When INDRA, a biennial bilateral military exercise between India and Russia started?

INDRA is a biennial bilateral military exercise between India & Russia that began in the year 2003. The military drill aims to improve interoperability and collaboration between the Indian and Russian warships.

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