Indian, Russian Navies Hold Staff Talks in New Delhi

Discussions held on issues related to operational interaction through INDRA series of exercises, training interaction, sharing of best practices, among others

The 4th Indian Navy (IN) – Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) Staff Talks were held at New Delhi on 30 October 2019. The talks were co-chaired by Rear Admiral Atul Anand, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence) from the Indian Navy and Rear Admiral Vladimir I Zemskov, Deputy Chief of Russian Naval Staff (Signals) from the RuFN.

“Discussions during the staff talks included issues related to operational interaction through ‘INDRA’ series of exercises; training interaction; sharing of best practices; medical and logistics cooperation and exchange of high-level visits,” a press release by Navy said.

The RuFN delegation called on Vice Admiral MS Pawar, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff on 30 October 2019 and discussed various important maritime engagement issues relating to operations as well as training.

According to the statement from the Indian Navy, the delegation will visit operational and training units at Goa as well as call on Flag Officer Goa Naval Area (FOGA) as part of their visit to the coastal state from 31 October to 1 November 2019.


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