Source: This post is based on the article “India to participate in exercise ‘ZAPAD 2021’ in Russia” published in PIB on 1st September 2021.
What is the News?
Indian Army contingent will participate in a multi-nation military exercise named ‘ZAPAD 2021‘ at Nizhny in Russia.
About Exercise ZAPAD:
Exercise ZAPAD 2021 is one of the theatre level exercises of the Russian Armed Forces. The exercise focuses primarily on operations against terrorists with the aim to enhance military and strategic ties amongst the participating nations.
More than a dozen countries from the Eurasian and South Asian Regions will participate in the exercise. From India, the NAGA Battalion group is participating in the exercise.
About Naga Regiment
Naga Regiment is one of the fiercest infantry regiments of the Indian Army. It is amongst the youngest regiments of the Indian Army – the first battalion raised in Ranikhet 1970. The regiment recruits mainly from Nagaland, in northeast India.