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Indo-Russia bilateral naval exercise Indra Navy-15 began in Visakhapatnam

Dec 8, 2015 09:17 IST

Indo-Russia bilateral maritime exercise Indra Navy 2015 commenced on 7 December 2015 in Vishakhapatnam. The exercise epitomises the strategic relationship between the two nations.

The 8th edition of Indra Navy will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal till 12 December 2015.

About Indra Navy 2015

The primary aim of Indra Navy 2015 is to increase interoperability between the two navies and develop common understanding of procedures for maritime security operations.

The scope of the exercise includes wide-ranging professional interactions during the Harbour phase and a diverse canvas of operational activities at sea across a spectrum of maritime operations.

The Indian Navy will be represented by INS Sahyadri an indigenous frigate, INS Ranvijay, a guided missile destroyer and INS Shakti a Fleet Support Ship.

The Russian Federation Navy (RFN) will be represented by Vadm Ryabukhin Andrey, Deputy Commander of the Pacific Fleet.

The exercise will be progressed in two phases: the Harbour Phase (from 7-9 December 2015) at Visakhapatnam and the Sea Phase (from 10-12 December 2015) off Visakhapatnam.

The Harbour Phase will encompass table-top exercises and planning conferences ashore, prior progressing to sea.

The Sea Phase will include various facets of fleet operations.

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