Indian, Pakistan armies to be part of joint ‘offensive’ drill in Russia

The Indian and the Pakistani armies will be part of a multi-nation joint military exercise in Russia later this month.

Published: 06th September 2019 09:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2019 09:47 AM   |  A+A-

The Light Utility Helicopter designed and developed by HAL cleared the altitude and weather tests in Ladakh | Express

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Indian and the Pakistani armies will be part of a multi-nation joint military exercise in Russia later this month.

The exercise, TSENTR 2019, is planned between September 9 to 23 at Donguz training ranges, Orenburg, and is part of the annual series of large-scale exercises conducted by the Russian military.
“TSENTR 2019 will comprise two modules. The first module will include counter-terror operations, repelling air strikes, reconnaissance operations and defensive measures while the second will focus on offensive operations,” said an official.

Russia keeps rotating the exercise through its four main operational strategic commands — Vostok (East), Zapad (West), TSENTR (Centre) and Kavkas (South). This year, apart from host Russia, military contingents from China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan will take part.


Indigenous LUH Clears altitude Tests
India’s indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) has completed important hot weather and high altitude tests in the Himalayas. R Madhavan, CMD, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), said, “The LUH has complied with all the requirements of the users… it is close to operational clearance certification.” HAL sources said only a few avionics related equipment and documentation remained before the LUH gets its operational clearance certificate, though it may take some time. The trials were carried out from August 24 to September 2. The helicopter demonstrated its hot and high hover performance at Daulat Beg Oldie Advanced Landing Ground at 5,000 metres followed by another higher forward helipad (5,500m). A comprehensive test plan was executed at Leh (3,300m) in temperatures up to International Standard Atmosphere + 32 degree C.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp