Indian warships in Russia for naval exercise

Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 20:20

Moscow: A group of Indian warships on Monday arrived in Vladivostok, the main Russian Pacific Fleet base,
to begin drills with the Russian Navy after exercises with the
US Navy.

Three Indian warships INS Ranvir and Ranvijay, both
missile destroyers and indigenous Frigate INS Delhi, a Kirch
Corvette and the tanker Jyoti docked at the famous Russian far
eastern port, Itar-Tass reported.

The warships from the Eastern Fleet are commanded by
Rear Admiral Bisht will hold sea-manoeuvres with the Russian
Navy`s massive anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributz.

The Pacific Fleet command and the Vladivostok mayor
will receive the Indian naval sailors.

The Indian naval sailors will visit the memorial
sites in the city and the fleet and their military orchestra
will give a concert.

The Indian warships will be open for Vladivostok
residents and guests to go on free tours of the ships.

This is the second visit of the Indian warships to
Vladivostok.

In 2007 the Indian missile destroyers Mysore, Ranjit
and Rana, the Kutar corvette and the Jyoti tanker
participated in the joint anti-terror sea exercises with the
Russian Navy.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 20:20

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