Russian-Indian Joint Naval Drills Kick Off in Bay of Bengal


 Russian-Indian naval exercise Indra-2014

   The Joint Russian-Indian naval exercises, Indra Navy, started in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday.

   According to the press service of the Pacific fleet, a squadron of its warships, including the large anti-submarine warfare ship Admiral Tributs and the Boris Butoma fleet oiler, are set to dock at the Indian port to participate in Indra Navy 2016.

   This year, some 500 servicemen are set to be engaged in the drills, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

   The first joint Russian-Indian naval drills were held in 2003. The drills were also held in 2007, 2014 and 2015.


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