Supported by Mahindra Adventures, the India-Russia Friendship Rally recently concluded in Russia. The expedition is a joint effort by the Indian and Russian governments. The rally was organised to commemorate the 70th year of Indian independence and 70 years of the India-Russia diplomatic relationship.
The rally consisted of a group of travel enthusiasts from India and Russia in 18 Mahindra vehicles – 14 Scorpios, two XUV 500s, one Getaway and one Thar. The drive commenced in Bhilai on February 19 and covered four countries before reaching Russia in May. Organised by Kalinga Motorsports, all four governments participated in this event as well.
The pioneering expedition successfully promoted connectivity between India and Russia, with the goal being to boost trade, investments and civilian travel. The car reached Delhi on March 14 from where the Ambassador of Russia flagged off the second part.