VISAKHAPATNAM: Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) Ships Varyag, Admiral Panteleyev and Boris Butoma arrived here on Sunday to participate in the bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Federation Navy exercise.
The 10th edition of exercise Indra Navy will be conducted December 9 to 16. The primary aim of the bilateral maritime exercise is to increase inter-operability among the two navies, develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.
Initiated in 2003, Indra Navy exercise has matured over the years with increase in scope, complexity and level of participation. The bilateral maritime exercise would be held in two phases. The Harbour Phase would be held at Visakhapatnam from December 9 to 12 and would encompass planning conferences, professional interactions, cultural visits, sports fixtures and formal calls between Flag Officers/ senior officers of Indian and Russian navies.The sea phase from December 13 to 16 would be conducted in the Bay of Bengal.