Ad­mi­ral Vladimir Korolev, Com­man­der-in-Chief, Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Navy, vis­its In­dia

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Ad­mi­ral Vladimir Korolev, Com­man­der-inChief of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Navy along with a four-mem­ber Rus­sian Navy del­e­ga­tion is on an of­fi­cial visit to In­dia from March 15-18, 2017. The visit aims to con­sol­i­date bi­lat­eral naval re­la­tions be­tween In­dia and Rus­sia, as also to ex­plore new av­enues for naval co­op­er­a­tion.

Dur­ing his visit, the Com­man­der-in-Chief of Rus­sian Navy held bi­lat­eral dis­cus­sions with Ad­mi­ral Su­nil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, and other se­nior of­fi­cials of the In­dian Navy. The Ad­mi­ral is also sched­uled to meet the Min­is­ter of De­fence, the Chief of the Air Staff, the Chief of the Army Staff and the De­fence Sec­re­tary as part of his of­fi­cial en­gage­ments in New Delhi.

In­dia is the largest im­porter of de­fence equip­ment from Rus­sia and ma­jor­ity of the ar­ma­ment in­ven­tory in the In­dian armed forces is of Soviet/ Rus­sian ori­gin. The In­dian Navy co­op­er­ates with the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Navy on many fronts, which in­clude op­er­a­tional in­ter­ac­tions, train­ing, hy­dro­graphic co­op­er­a­tion, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and ex­change of sub­ject mat­ter ex­perts in var­i­ous fields through the medium of Navy-to-Navy staff talks. In ad­di­tion, the In­dian Navy and the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Navy have been con­duct­ing the bi­lat­eral mar­itime ex­er­cise ‘In­dra Navy’, since 2003.

In ad­di­tion to New Delhi, the Ad­mi­ral is also sched­uled to pro­ceed to Mum­bai where he will hold dis­cus­sions with the Com­man­der-in-Chief, Western Naval Com­mand, as well as visit an in­dige­nously built de­stroyer INS Mysore, Naval Dock­yard and Mazagon Dock and Ship­builders Lim­ited.

The Com­man­der-in-Chief, Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Navy, Ad­mi­ral Vladimir Korolev, with the Chief of the Naval Staff, Ad­mi­ral Su­nil Lanba, in New Delhi

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