Indian Army to participate in multi-nation military exercise ZAPAD 2021 to be held in Russia
Over a dozen countries from the Eurasian and South Asian Region will participate in this signature event
The Indian Army will participate in Exercise ZAPAD 2021, a multi-nation exercise being held at Nizhniy, Russia from September 3-16.
One of the theatre level exercises of th Russian Armed Forces, ZAPAD 2021 will focus primarily on operations against terrorists.
Over a dozen countries from Eurasian and South Asian Region will participate in this signature event, the Ministry of Defence said.
India will be represented by a 200-member contingent.
The NAGA Battalion group participating in the exercise will feature an all Arms combined task force.
The exercise aims to enhance military and strategic ties amongst the participating nations while they plan & execute this exercise.
The Indian contingent has been put through a strenuous training schedule which encompasses all facets of conventional operations including mechanised, airborne & heliborne, counter terrorism, combat conditioning and firing, the defence ministry said.