The Indian Navy and the Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the eastern Indian Ocean Region from 4th to 5th December. The Indian Navy regularly conducts PASSEX with friendly foreign navies to improve interoperability, increase understanding and imbibe the best practices. The recent exercise was conducted on the occasion of ‘Navy Day’ (December 4). This signifies the long-term strategic relationship between India and Russia

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