Exercise Aviaindra-18

Issue: 10 / 2018

Exercise Aviaindra is an Air Force level exercise between India and the Russian Federation. First Aviaindra was conducted in 2014 and has been planned as a bi-annual exercise. Exercise Aviaindra 18 was conducted at Lipetsk, Russia from September 17 to 28, 2018 and will be conducted in Jodhpur, India from December 10 to 22, 2018. The Indian contingent for Exercise Aviaindra departed for Russia on September 15. The contingent comprised of 30 officers including four women officers, from Flying, Administration and Medical Branch of the IAF. The aircraft participating in the exercise included Su-30 SM, Mig-29, Su-25, Mi-8 and An-26. The aim of the exercise is focused on anti-terrorist operations in a bi-lateral scenario. The exercise would further enhance the co-operation and understanding each other’s Concept of Operations.