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Naval chiefs of Russia, India hold talks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy Vladimir Korolev today held wide-ranging talks with Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on stepping up naval engagement between the two countries in the wake of changing security dynamics and increasing threat of

Korolov and Admiral Lanba, during their deliberations, explored new avenues for cooperation, particularly in the Indian Ocean region.

The C-in-C of Navy is on a four-day visit to and he is leading a four member delegation.

"The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations between and Russia, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation," the Defence Ministry said.

Admiral Korolov is also scheduled to meet Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, Chief of the Air Staff B S Dhanothe and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat among others.

The Indian Navy cooperates with the Navy on many fronts including operational interactions, training, hydrographic cooperation and

In addition, the Indian Navy and the Navy have been conducting the bilateral Maritime Exercise 'INDRA NAVY' since 2003.

Eight editions have been held so far, the last being held off Visakhapatnam in December 2016.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 15:43 IST