Russian Indian Indra Navy 2016 naval exercise will be held from 14 to 21 Dec in SE Indian coastal city, Vizag and the Bay of Bengal.The exercise comprises two phases:
- Harbour from 14-18 Dec in Vizag.
- Sea phase will take place in the Bay of Bengal from 19-21 Dec.
Harbour phase includes table top exercises, planning conferences ashore, official visit exchanges and sports and cultural events.
Sea Phase will include various fleet operations.
Two countries have been conducting anti terror drills since 2003.
Since 2005, the name Indra
was given to these drills.
Indra drills/navy exercises were also held in 2007, 2014 and 2015.Know RussiaWorld’s largest nation.Borders: EU, Asia and Pacific and Arctic oceansLandscape: Tundra, forests, beaches, plains.Famous for Bolshoi and Mariinsky ballet companies.Capital: MoscowCurrency: Russian roublePresident: Vladimir PutinPopulation: 143.5m (World Bank 2013 estimate)