Exercise Indra 2014

Indra is an Indo-Russian bilateral naval exercise, of which The first Indo-Russian bilateral naval exercise was conducted in May 2003 on both the Western and Eastern seaboards of India.

This year in this exercise INS Ranjivey destroyer, INS Shivalik frigate and the Shakti supply vessel will take part in the manoeuvres from the Indian side. From the RF Navy taking part in the manoeuvres will be the Guards’ missile cruiser Varyag, Admiral Vinogradov large anti-submarine ship, Peresvet major amphibious ship and support vessels. Naval and carrier aviation of the RF Pacific Fleet and Indian Navy will be involved in the manoeuvres.

Training and improvement of mutual maritime operations are the main aims of the exercise. The exercise will be spread over six days and will comprise harbour and sea phases. From 14 to 17 July, during mooring of the ships at Vladivostok, leadership of the two navies will undertake planning and training for joint operations. The sea phase of the exercise will be held from 17 to 19 July off Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan. During the sea phase, ships of the two countries will engage in tactical manoeuvring, defence against un-alerted raids, cross deck helicopter operations, rendering assistance to a ship in distress, replenishment at sea, joint management of anti-submarine, anti-air and anti-surface warfare. Joint missile-artillery strikes on surface and air targets are also planned to be conducted during the exercise.

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