Commander-in-Chief of Russian Land Forces to discuss in New Delhi preparations for the Indra-2015 drills

Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of Russian Land Forces, during an official visit to India will discuss preparations for international Indra-2015 training exercises and the participation of Indian troops in the International Military Games-2015.

Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of Russian Land Forces, during an official visit to India will discuss preparations for international Indra-2015 training exercises and the participation of Indian troops in the International Military Games-2015. This was announced to reporters today by the official representative of Russian Land Forces, Major Kirill Kiselev, adding that the visit will take place on February 15-19.

“In New Delhi, the Russian Commander-In-Chief will meet with the India’s Defense Minister, Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force, Army, and Navy,” he said.

The main topics discussed at these meetings will be the training of Indian officers in Russian military academies, exchange of experience during the international training exercises Indra-2015, which this year will be held in India, as well as the participation of Indian troops in the holding of the International Military Games-2015, noted Mr. Kiselev.

“They will also discuss topical issues of military and military-technical cooperation between the Land Forces of the two countries, exchanging views on key issues in global and regional security,” he added.

Commander-in-Chief Salyukov will visit the Headquarters of the South-Western Command in Jaipur, the location of the 61st Cavalry Regiment. In Agra, where the 50th Separate Airborne Brigade of Indian Army is stationed, the Commander will learn how India trains its ground forces at the Parachute Regiment Training Center.

First published in Russian by TASS.   

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