India-Russia start maritime exercise in Bay of Bengal
Author: Desk December 15, 2016
VISAKHAPATNAM : India and Russia started the ninth edition of their bilateral Indra Navy, naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday.
The 8-day military exercise will continue till December 21, is designed at increasing interoperability between the two Navies and developing a common understanding of procedures for maritime security operations.
The possibility of exercise also includes a diverse canvas of operational activities across a spectrum of maritime operations at sea.
Indian Navy is actuality represented by INS Ranvir, a guided missile destroyer; INS Satpura, an indigenous frigate and INS Kamorta, an indigenous Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvette.
The maritime exercise will be done in two phases, the harbour phase encompasses table-top exercises, planning conferences and professional interaction.