Russian Ground Forces to hold drills with Indian, Mongolian, Chinese, Belarusian troops this year
The Russian Armed Forces' Ground Forces will hold joint military peacekeeping and anti-terror exercises with troops from India, Mongolia, China and Belarus in the second half of 2015.
"In the second half of 2015, the Ground Forces units and formations are expected to take part in five joint military peacekeeping and anti-terror drills with army units from India, Mongolia, China and the Republic of Belarus, as well as with the armed forces of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) member states," according to the documents prepared for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, focused on the development of the Russian Armed Forces.
A total of 18 inter-service drills involving Ground Forces, Air Force, Navy units, armed forces branches and specialist troops are expected to be held before the end of 2015.
"The main event during the summer training period will be a joint command post exercise with central military-command offices, command post crisis-resolution and peacekeeping drills supervised by the Ground Forces commander-in-chief," according to the documents.
In addition, in 2015 the Ground Forces will conduct over 150 tactical and specialist tactical drills with various armed forces branches and specialist troops, as well as field and map command post exercises.