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The active phase of the maneuvers will take place from July 16 to 19 and will end with summarising the results on the Russian Pacific Fleet flagship Varyag and a farewell ceremony for the Indian Navy ships.
The INS Ranjivey destroyer, INS Shivalik frigate and the Shakti supply vessel will take part in the maneuvers from the Indian side. From the Russian Navy taking part in the maneuvers will be the Guards’ missile cruiser Varyag, Admiral Vinogradov large anti-submarine ship, Peresvet major amphibious ship and support vessels. Naval and carrier aviation of the Russian Pacific Fleet and Indian Navy will be involved in the maneuvers.
In the 1990s of the 20th century, ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet had three times visited India. In May 2003, the first bilateral Russian-Indian naval exercise was held near the western and eastern coast of India. And in 2005, the joint naval maneuvers of the two countries were named Indra.