India and Russia conducts PASSEX Naval Exercise in Indian Ocean
India and Russia conducted the PASSEX Exercise in Indian Ocean Region on 4th and 5th of December 2020. The Exercise was conducted in the East region of Indian Ocean. The PASSEX Exercises are conducted by Indian Navy with the other friendly Navies. The term PASSEX means Passage Exercise.
The Indian Navy is represented by Stealth Guided Missile Frigate INS Shivalik and Anti-submarine Corvette INS Kadmatt. Three Naval Vessels i.e. Guided Missile Cruiser Varyag, Anti-submarine Ship Admiral Panteleyev and Large tanker Pechenga are represented by Russian Navy.
This PASSEX Exercise is conducted on the Indian Navy Day, which symbolizes the strong relations between India and Russia. This Exercise is aimed to enhance the Interoperability of both the Navies and will give an opportunity to learn from the best practices from each other. The Exercise would involve the Advanced Surface and Anti-submarine Warfare exercises, Weapons firing and Helicopter Operations. India also conducts the Tri services Exercise INDRA with the Russian Armed Forces.
India conducts similar PASSEX Exercises with Japan, Australia, USA and other countries which involves the visiting the Foreign Ports and understanding the each other Navies.
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