India-Russia Joint Military Exercise Indra-2015

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In many hollywood movies ..we see US troops calling " Medic" .."Medic"..Does medic fights along regular troops?
Do we have some dedicated medic for our boyz.
Yes, they are trained for it. AFAIK, AMC field doctors are assigned with the fighting unit and are responsible for health of the unit. They operate in war conditions.
 

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Diwali Celebrations At Ex Indra Diwali was also celebrated with full gusto, during the conduct of the Joint Indo-Russian Exercise.





Russian and Indian troops taking a break from the Exercise Indra and enjoying a Tug of War.
(Pics source: Russian & Indian MoD)
 

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In many hollywood movies ..we see US troops calling " Medic" .."Medic"..Does medic fights along regular troops?
Do we have some dedicated medic for our boyz.
They only provide advance first aid,combat troops having a training in first aid,they are not doctors or medic.Basic first aid training is given to every troop along with medicine ,some receive advance training. Medic do not fight with troops,they will be they first target of the enemy. Some times doctor are a part of combat troops but no is very less.
 

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This is good.

@gadeshi, @Cadian, @Akim, so looks like the Russian Army is getting good experience operating in the desert. Is there any possibility of some of them getting deployed in Syria?
 

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The Combat Medic is commonly referred to as "Doc." Within a combat unit, they function as a member of an infantry platoon up until the point that one of their comrades is wounded.

A U.S. Army combat medic (center) in Afghanistan. Note that the only distinguishing feature is the medical pack on his back.
Army Combat medics aren't just trained to save lives in a combat zone; they're also trained soldiers. In addition to emergency medical training, combat medics go through the same basic combat training as all other soldiers, and they have the basic combat skills to protect themselves if under enemy fire. For example, while trying to treat a wounded soldier, a combat medic will need to rely on those field skills to avoid mines and other hidden explosive devices, as well as basic soldiering techniques such as how to enter and exit buildings or open spaces safely. Field medics are an integral part of almost any platoon that's likely to see combat. According to the GC treaty, in a firefight the opposition are not allowed to harm a medic. The ROE for medics is the following: they may not engage the enemy unless they are under direct threat, or to protect the life of a wounded soldier. However, the enemies faced by professional armies in more recent conflicts are often insurgents who either do not recognize the Geneva Convention, or do not care, and readily engage all personnel (e.g. Bakis !)
Also read: Chantelle Taylor an British army medic who killed a Taliban fighter in a fire-fight.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...ale-soldier-killed-Taliban-in-fire-fight.html

Warfare is different now. A Red Cross isn't respected any more. Combat medics are as much a target as anyone else.
 

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This is good.

@gadeshi, @Cadian, @Akim, so looks like the Russian Army is getting good experience operating in the desert. Is there any possibility of some of them getting deployed in Syria?
There is already a small unit guarding air base in Latakia and even providing some artillery support to SAA.
I guess there could be a big deployment of a UN-approved peace-keeping mission, if a peace between the Government and "Moderate rebels" will be negotiated.
 

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