Jhansi, November 19: The opening ceremony of the tenth Indo-Russian Joint Exercise, INDRA 18 was held on Monday at the Babina Military Station of Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district. Contingents of both the nations came together for the opening ceremony in the presence of senior officials from both the sides. There was a flypast of Army Aviation helicopters which carried the national flags of both the participating nations during the parade.
During the joint military exercise, the officials from both the sides interacted and also familiarised with each other. The aim of the joint military exercise is to enhance the connection of both the militaries with each other in the peacekeeping and enforcement environment under the aegis of the United Nations. Joint Military Drill with Pakistan and Russia Has Reinforced Ties Between Armies of the Two Countries: Gen Qamar Bajwa.
The opening ceremony for the INDRA 18 was scheduled for November 18 but was later postponed to November 19. The eleven-day military drill focuses on familiarising two military and tactical level operations in a counter-insurgency environment in semi-urban terrain.