Source Pravda.Ru

Russia, India: navies for war games. No bearing on Iraq

Russia's and India's navies are having a joint exercise, end of May into early June. The routine event has no bearing at all on current Iraqi developments, Russia's Rear Admiral Vladimir Pepelyaev reassured in an exclusive Novosti interview.

Mr. Pepelyaev, of the Central Naval HQ, leads Russian delegates at a conference which opened in Bombay today for the two naval tops to dot all i's and cross all t's in exercise preparations.

The exercise will proceed in two stages-in the Arabian Sea, May 22-23, to involve India's Western Fleet, and in the Bay of Bengal, June 1-2, with India's Eastern Fleet warships. The participating Russian vessels fly the flag of Vice-Admiral Evgeni Orlov, second in command of the Black Sea Fleet.

The "Moskva" missile-bearing cruiser of the Guards-Black Sea Fleet flagship, and three ships of the Pacific Fleet-the "Admiral Panteleyev" and "Marshal Shaposhnikov" submarine chasers and the tanker "Vladimir Kolechitsky"-will take part in the exercise in the Russian side.

The exercise will train joint manoeuvring, anti-aircraft support, artillery shooting at sea and coastal targets, action against conventional enemy submarines, and rescue at sea. All missions aim to improve the ocean warcraft of two powerful navies. The exercise comes as a landmark in Russian-Indian military partnership to resume a practice suspended for the last 15 years, saisd Admiral Pepelyaev.

More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?

Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
Comments
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Putin’s spokesman: Total blockade of Russia impossible
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it
Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it
Myths about Stalin: Why do they lie about Great Patriotic War?
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Attempts to blame Russia for MH17 disaster continue zealously
Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
What may happen to foreign tourists traveling for 2018 World Cup in Russia