Vostok Military Exercise

Recently, a contingent of soldiers from 7/8 Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army arrived in Russia to participate in the multilateral tactical and command exercise Vostok – 2022 to be held from 1-7 September 2022.

Important Facts about Vostok 2022

  • In this exercise more than 50 thousand soldiers from India, China, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Syria and former Soviet countries will participate.
  • The seven-day exercise comprises land, air and sea components. However, India has decided to stay away from the maritime component.
  • There will be joint exercises of both attack and defense during this exercise.  More than five thousand types of weapons will be used in this exercise. It will have 140 fighter aircraft, 60 warships, gunboats and allied ships.
  • The one-week-long exercise has been organized under the auspices of Russia’s Eastern Military District (Theater Command) and Pacific-Fleet in Vladivostok.
  • Vladivostok is located in the far east of Russia on the Sea of ​​Japan. In such a situation, Japan has expressed its opposition to this military exercise.
  • At the same time, America has also expressed its concern about each country participating in this military exercise, because Russia is fighting a barbaric war in Ukraine. The US has said that any country’s military exercises with Russia are a matter of concern.




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