From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Exercise INDRA
Mains level : India-Russia defence relations
Exercise INDRA 2019 will be conducted in India from 10 — 19 December 2019 simultaneously at Babina (near Jhansi), Pune, and Goa.
- It is a joint, tri services exercise between India and Russia
- This series of exercise began in 2003 and the First joint Tri Services Exercise was conducted in 2017.
- Company sized mechanised contingents, fighter and transport aircraft as well as ships of respective Army, Air Force and Navy wiil participate in this exercise of ten days duration.
- The exercise will consist of a five day training phase consisting of a comprehensive training curriculum.