Russian destroyer, Indian Navy destroyer to take part in Indra Navy 2016 drills

NISI20150825_0005818170A large anti-submarine ship, a destroyer, an anti-submarine helicopter, a tanker and a tugboat will represent Russia at the joint Russian-Indian naval exercise Indra Navy 2016, spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Colonel Alexander Gordeyev told, TASS reported on July 6.

“The exercise will involve from the Russian side: a large anti-submarine ship of Project 1155, a destroyer of Project 956, a Kamov Ka-27 antisubmarine helicopter, a tanker and a seagoing tug.

The Indian side will be represented at the drills by the Kashin class destroyer, a corvette, a tanker and a deck-based helicopter,” Gordeyev said, adding that the composition of the forces was defined at the second planning conference in Vladivostok port on board the INS Sahyadri guided missile frigate of the Indian Navy.

The final composition of the forces and equipment that will take part in the maneuvers is planned to be determined at the final planning conference in October.

The Russian-Indian naval exercise Indra Navy 2016 is planned to be held in December.

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