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Naval exercise INDRA NAVY-15 commences in Vizag

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The 8th edition of a bilateral exercise between the Indian and Russian navies “INDRA NAVY” started from December 7 in Visakhapatnam and will continue till December 12 with an aim to strengthen the strategic relationship between the two countries.
(Exercise initiated in 2003)

  • The scope of INDRA NAVY- 2015 includes wide ranging professional interactions during the Harbour phase and a diverse canvas of operational activities at sea across a spectrum of maritime operations.

Naval exercise INDRA NAVY-15 commences in VizagRepresentation of Indian Navy
The Indian Navy represents the following:

  • Indigenous frigate INS Sahyadri
  • Missile destroyer INS Ranvijay
  • Fleet support ship INS Shakti
  • Submarine INS Sindhuvir

In addition to above, P8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft, Dornier short-range maritime patrol aircraft and other integral rotary wing helicopters include during the maritime exercise.

Representation of Russian Navy
The Russian Federation Navy (RFN) represents the following:

  • CruiserRFN ships
  • DestroyerVaryag Bystry
  • Rescue ocean going tugAlatau
  • Fleet tankerBoris Butoma

Phases of Exercise
The exercise will be organised in two phases:

  • Harbour Phase during December 7 to December 9 at Visakhapatnam. It would encompass table top exercises and planning conferences ashore, prior progressing to sea,
  • Sea Phase during December 10 to December 12 off the coast of Visakhapatnam. It would include various facets of fleet operations.

Indra Navy-15 would be a milestone in strengthening the maritime security cooperation between the two navies and also serve to reinforce the long standing friendship between the two nations.