Exercise Aviaindra, a service specific exercise between Indian Air Force and Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), is planned at Air Force Station Jodhpur in India from 10-21 Dec. 2018.
The inaugural Ex Aviaindra was conducted in 2014 and Aviaindra-2018 is the second in the series of bilateral joint exercise between Indian and Russian Air Forces.
The exercise is planned in two phases. The exercise is unique wherein the foreign participant does not bring its air assets. In Russia, the IAF pilots flew alongside their Russian counterparts in Russian aircraft at Lipetsk from 17 Sep 18 to 28 Sep 18. In India, the Russian pilots will fly alongside their Indian counterparts in the IAF aircraft, which are common to both Air Forces.