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Indian, Russian navies to conduct
war games in Arabian Sea

May 19, 2003 21:59 IST

Indian and Russian navies will conduct their biggest-ever 15-day war games in the Arabian Sea from Wednesday.

During this period, India will get a feel of the Krivak class missile frigate, which it will acquire in June.

The war manoeuvres, the first between the two navies, will get underway when the Russian flotilla, comprising missile cruisers, Krivak class frigates, Kashin class destroyers and specialised anti-submarine vessels, berths at Mumbai on Tuesday.

The Russian flotilla will carry out surface-to-surface, anti- submarine and air defence manoeuvres with Indian warships of 'matching composition'.

After the exercises in the Arabian Sea, the location of which has not been disclosed, the Russian flotilla will conduct similar exercises with India's eastern naval fleet in the Bay of Bengal off Vizag.

The exercises in the Arabian Sea, which will include naval fighters, aircraft carrier INS Viraat, Jaguar maritime fighters, Seaking and Kamov 28 anti-submarine helicopters, will be carried out anywhere between 50 to 120 nautical miles off the Indian coastline, naval officials said.

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Sub: should exercise more

yes india should build a strong naval fleet which needs more & more naval exercises so there should be many more joint exercises held with ...

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Sub: Positive lookout

In this unipolar world such exercises are utmost required by Indian Defence to bring forward its policy of not embracing any super power. There need ...

Posted by Santosh

Sub: Defence tie-ups with Russians is so yummy...

The only beneficiaries of the tie up with the russians have been russian and indian politicians and middlemen. When bothcountries should be thinking of holding ...

Posted by Raja Hindustani

Sub: more excercises

since the Indian troops and the navy have not engaged in real warfare for years,except for the kargil war. India should have more such excercises ...

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