Russian Ships Entered the Indian Ocean for Joint Russian-Indian Drills

Rubric: Russia

Pacific Fleet detachment under the command of Rear Admiral Alexander Yuldashev comprised of Varyag guided missile guard cruiser, Bistry destroyer, Boris Butoma tanker and Alatau rescue towboat, entered the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Malacca.

During the trip seamen practice air defence missions, perform tasks concerning ship damage control and they also take part in counter terrorist drills, Russian Defence Ministry say.

Varyag guided missile guard cruiser

A Pacific Fleet unit left Vladivostok November 2 and it is currently heading to the Visakhapatnam Indian port

The main goal of the upcoming Indian visit is to conduct a joint navy drill "Indra Navy 2015".