Thursday, April 21, 2011

Indian warships arrive in Vladivostok

A group of Indian warships today 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.The 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.

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