Colonel General Viktor Bondarev, Commander-in-Chief of Russia's Air Force, is expected to attene a ceremony marking the start of the exercises in Lipetsk.
"Russo-Indian crews manning the aircraft Su-30SM, helicopters Mi-35 and Mi-8 are to make joint flights with firing at ground targets, and drill the refuelling of Su-30SM aircraft in mid-air by the tanker plane Il-78," Klimov said.
The Russian Air Force spokesman said, "Besides, joint air defense crews at Ashuluk military range will repulse a strike by a simulated enemy with field firings of anti-aircraft missile systems S-400, S-300, "Buk-M1", and anti-aircraft missile-and-gun system Pantsir-S1." The purpose of the exercises will be to train joint Russo-Indian crews in accomplishing various function tasks.
The exercises will continue until September 5.