Navy Phase of India-Russia Tri-Service Exercise Indra with Air Defence, anti-piracy operations

New Delhi: INS Aditya and RuFN ship Yaroslav Mudry cast off from Mormugao harbour in Goa on Monday 16 December to commence the Sea Phase of the ongoing Indo-Russian joint tri-service exercise Indra 2019.

INS Tarkash, INS Aditya and RuFN ship Yaroslav Mudry participated in an Encounter Exercise and cross-deck flying on the same day. Sea riders were also exchanged between the Indian and Russian ships which was followed by an Air Defence exercise involving four MiG-29K aircraft.

On 17 December, a combined boarding team of Indian and Russian Navy personnel conducted a boarding exercise to train for anti-piracy operations on a hijacked merchant vessel.

Other exercises included firing practice, aviation operations and other manoeuvres like maintaining station and replenishment at sea.

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