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