Three Indian Navy ships arrive in Vladivostok, Russia

Three Indian Navy ships arrived in Vladivostok, Russia on a four day visit which started June 27, as part of the Eastern Fleet’s deployment to the South China Sea.

Shivalik-class frigate Sahyadri, fleet tanker Shakti and Kora-class corvette Kirch reached Russia under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral S V Bhokare, YSM, NM.

During the visit, the IN ships will have professional interactions with the Russian Navy aimed at enhancing co-operation between the two forces.

According to the Indian Navy, the visiting ships are also likely to conduct exercises with the Russian Navy, aimed at enhancing interoperability in communication as well as Search and Rescue procedures, post departure from Vladivostok.