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Indian and Egyptian Navy to Conduct Debut Military Drill
Following the establishment of the newly-elected Egyptian government, India and Egypt will soon carry out their debut joint military exercise in Alexandria. Indian Navy will be fronting warships of the Mumbai-based western fleet which will visit various countries after the Egyptian drill including Spain and France. As for the joint exercises, Indian warships will undertake a basic exercise with their Egyptian counterparts as part of the westward deployment of the naval fleet. Various destroyers under the command of Western Fleet commander Rear Admiral A R Karve will be deployed in the naval drill.
After China Visit, Indian Warships Returning Home
After successfully completing their four-day goodwill visit to Shanghai last week, four Indian warships are returning home and have left the Chinese port in the Western Pacific Ocean on their return journey back to Visakhapatnam, their home base. India's guided missile destroyer INS Rana, stealth frigate INS Shivalik, missile corvette INS Karmukh and fleet tanker INS Shakti had docked in Shanghai last week. This was the first time an Indian warship had docked in a Chinese port in the last six years.
Indian Warships in China after Six-Year Gap
After a gap of six years, four Indian warships are on a visit to China, docking at Shanghai on a four-day port call. The Indian warships -- guided missile destroyer INS Rana, stealth frigate INS Shivalik, a Kora class corvette INS Karmuk and fleet tanker INS Shakti -- from the Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Fleet entered Shanghai amidst a warm reception from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy). Sailing out on India's eastern seaboard about a month ago, the warships are on a long-haul deployment through the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
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