A Russian naval military vessel – Marshall Shaposhnikov (BPK 543), a large Udaloy class submarine destroyer – arrived at the Mumbai port to carry out a joint exercise with the Indian Navy.
The navies of both countries will share ideas and get special training on anti-piracy operations in the sea. HE Kadakin, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Russia to India, said, “India and Russia have a very deep rooted relationship. Our visa process has been eased for Indians. We welcome Indian merchants, businessmen, students and scientists in Russia. We are also cooperating with India in space research programmes. Russia is the only country with whom India has annual summits.”
Officials said that the squadron which comprises Marshal Shaposhnikov, tugboat Alantu and oil tanker Ircut is in the city from November 28 to December 2.