Sea Phase of Russian and Indian Joint Naval Drills Began

Rubric: Russia

The Russian Pacific Fleet and Indian Navy ships have moved to the sea at thursday for practicing the issues of the joint "INDRA NAVY-2015" exercise.  

After meeting at the rendezvous point, the detachments of ships practiced ASW actions with the Indian Navy submarine; executed gun firings against a towed target; successfully repelled the air strike, imitated by the "Hawk" Indian Navy aircraft, Russian Defence Ministry reports.

The seamen of two countries conducted a communications training, tactical maneuvering and organized ASW, AD and surface ship defence.

The following ships participated in the drill on behalf of the Russian side: guard missile cruiser Varyag, Bistry destroyer, major naval tanker Boris Butoma and the Alatau rescue towboat; the Sahyadri and Ranvir destroyers, Shakti tanker, Sinduvir diesel electric submarine - on behalf of the Indian side. Also, up to 10 helicopters and aircraft were involved.

The exercise is to be concluded on December 12 by the progress review aboard the Sahyadri destroyer of the Indian Navy as well as by the farewell ceremony for the Russian Pacific Fleet’s ship detachment.