Prime News, International, Vladivostok, October 21:- The first tri-service military exercise involving the Army, Air Force and Navy of India and Russia has commenced signalling the depth of military closeness between the two allies.
Naval frigate INS Satpura and corvette INS Kadmatt have reached the Vladivostok Port after touching base at Sasebo in Japan last week.
Following the induction ceremony and preparatory meetings between the field commanders, the operational part of the 10-day war games began on Friday.
The Indian task force is headed by Maj Gen N D Prasad whereas the two warships are under the command of Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta.
Nearly 350 Indian Army soldiers from the Maratha Light Infantry and 80 airmen were flown to Vladivostok by the Indian Air Force’s IL-76 aircraft.
-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)