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Aviaindra 2018: Russian-Indian air tactical exercise begins in Russia's Lipetsk city

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 September 2018, 10:57 IST
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The Aviaindra 2018 Russian-Indian air tactical exercise kicked off at the State Flight Training and Test Centre here on Sunday.

Taking to their official Twitter handle, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India wrote, "The #AviaIndra2018 #Russian-#Indian air tactical exercise kicked off in Lipetsk at the State Flight Training and Test Centre."

According to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, around 20 pilots of the fighter, army and military transport aviation have arrived at the site of the drills. Engineers, flight control and air safety specialists are also the part of the Indian delegation.

Su-30SM, MiG-29, Su-25, An-26 and Mi-8 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces will be involved in the drills at two aviation training grounds.

Russian and Indian crews will practice combat use of missiles, bombs and small arms at ground targets, dogfight, tactical airborne assault and shorter runway landing.

The Aviaindra 2018 air tactical exercise will be concluded on September 29.

-ANI

First published: 24 September 2018, 10:57 IST
 
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