Russian naval ships arrive for navy exercise off Visakhapatnam

Vastavam web: Three Russian naval ships have arrived in Visakhapatnam to participate in the bilateral maritime exercise with their Indian counterparts aimed at increasing inter-operability amongst the two navies. The 10th edition of exercise INDRA NAVY will be conducted off Visakhapatnam from December 9-16, an official statement said. Initiated in 2003, INDRA NAVY exercise has matured over the years with increase in scope, complexity and level of participation, the statement said.

Russian Federation Navy ships Varyag, Admiral Panteleyev and Boris Butoma have arrived in Visakhapatnam. The sea phase will be held from December 13-16 and would be conducted in the Bay of Bengal. The thrust of exercises at sea would be on anti-submarine warfare (ASW), air defence drills, surface firings, visit board search and seizure (VBSS) operations and tactical procedures.