Russia invites India, China, other nations for military drill

Moscow, 18/8: Moscow has requested New Delhi to send troops to take part in a multi-nation military exercise, which will take place in multiple locations in Russia’s eastern region, including in Southern Kuril Islands that Japan claims as part of its own territory.


If New Delhi decides to send troops for the Vostok (East) 2022 drill being hosted by Russia from August 30 to September 5, its soldiers will exercise alongside their Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) counterparts, notwithstanding the continuing military stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two neighbouring nations in eastern Ladakh. Beijing on Wednesday confirmed that the Chinese PLA troops would take part in the exercise in Russia.


A source in New Delhi told DH that India would soon take a call on sending troops to Russia to join the exercise, which would take place in 13 training grounds of the Russian Army in the Eastern Military District of the country.

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