India, Russia to hold army exercises in U`khand

Two hundred soldiers each from the Indian and Russian armies will share warfare techniques during joint counter-terrorism exercises in Uttarakhand from Wednesday, an official here said.

Dehradun: Two hundred soldiers each from the Indian and Russian armies will share warfare techniques during joint counter-terrorism exercises in Uttarakhand from Wednesday, an official here said.

Both the armies would conduct warfare exercises in the mountainous terrains of Ranikhet`s Chobatiya area. These will continue till Oct 23, a mountain brigade official posted at Ranikhet said on Tuesday.

"The aim is to learn and share warfare techniques while handling terrorists and insurgents. This is part of developing cooperation between the two armies," said the official.
The Indian and Russian militaries have been conducting joint INDRA exercises since 2003.

IANS

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