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Russia's Withdrawal From Planned Joint Exercises Raises Eyebrows

June 01 2011


The Russian government has cancelled its participation in a pair of military exercises scheduled with India, surprising Indian officials, reports the Indo-Asian News Service.

In late April, Moscow pulled out of the Indra drills with the Indian navy, despite the fact that Indian warships had arrived in Vladivostok for the exercise.

Russian military officials said its vessels were unavailable for the training due to their expected deployment to Japan in the wake of the...

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