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India, Russia joint exercises of airborne troops in March: Kremlin

MOSCOW: (UNI) India and Russia will hold joint exercises of airborne troops in March, the Kremlin announced today.

"The delegation of the Russian Airborne troops has arrived in Pune in India, where it will take part in the third conference on holding the joint peacekeeping exercises scheduled for the first quarter of 2016," an official statement said here.

The delegation is led by chief of the engineering service Colonel Sergey Sukhovei. "Joint training on humanitarian demining is scheduled to take place on the territory of the Republic of India in March," the statement said.

In November 2015, the two countries held the joint 'Indra' exercise on counter-terrorism. In mid-December, joint India-Russia naval drills took place in the Bay of Bengal to practice the protection of surface ships.

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