INDO-RUS­SIAN BI­LAT­ERAL NAVAL EX­ER­CISE (IN­DRA NAVY 2016)

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The 9th edi­tion of ex­er­cise In­dra Navy, between the Indian Navy and the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Navy was con­ducted in the Bay of Ben­gal from De­cem­ber 14-21, 2016. The pri­mary aim of ex­er­cise was to in­crease in­ter­op­er­abil­ity amongst the two navies and de­velop com­mon un­der­stand­ing and pro­ce­dures for mar­itime se­cu­rity op­er­a­tions. The first ex­er­cise was held in 2003. The Indian Navy was rep­re­sented by INS Ran­vir (guided mis­sile de­stroyer), INS Sat­pura (in­dige­nous frigate) and INS Kamorta (an in­dige­nous anti-sub­ma­rine war­fare (ASW) corvette). In ad­di­tion, an Indian Navy sub­ma­rine, P8I long range mar­itime pa­trol air­craft, Dornier short range mar­itime pa­trol air­craft, Hawk ad­vanced jet trainer and other in­te­gral ro­tary-wing he­li­copters par­tic­i­pated in the ex­er­cise. The Rus­sian Navy was rep­re­sented by Rear Ad­mi­ral Ed­uard Mikhalov, Deputi Chief of Flotilla, Pa­cific Fleet and ships Ad­mi­ral Tribu­tus (cruiser) and Boris Bu­toma (fleet tanker).

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