Russian-Indian naval exercise Indra due December 7-12

India will delegate three combat ships and one logistics ship, four planes and helicopters. Russia will be represented by a guided missile cruiser, a destroyer, a fuel tanker and a salvage tug.

An eighth Russian-Indian naval exercise Indra Navy will be held in the Bay of Bengal, off India’s state of Andhra Pradesh, on December 7-12, according to an official statement by the Indian Navy obtained by TASS.

India will delegate three combat ships (a frigate, a destroyer and a submarine) and one logistics ship (a fuel tanker), four planes and helicopters. Russia will be represented by a guided missile cruiser, a destroyer, a fuel tanker and a salvage tug.

A source has told TASS the exercise will practice the protection of surface ships from submarines and fire against surface and air targets.

A ship seized by a hypothetical terrorist group will be freed. Assault groups will land on board with helicopter support, the source added.

In November, Russia and India held a joint ground exercise Indra with more than 500 men on both sides taking part. Operations against armed groups and mine clearing were practiced.

First published by TASS.

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