India and Russia, for the first time, to hold large-scale military exercises involving their armies, navies, and air forces.
Since 2003, the two countries have held annual naval exercises. But this is the first time that both are combining all military services.
This comes after the regional tensions between India and China that recently ended its month-long military standoff at the Doklam Plateau across the border at Sikkim.
China is engaged in expanding its naval presence in the Indian Ocean, builds infrastructure in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. India gets annoyed with all these. Read More…