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Indo-German naval exercises begin

india Updated: Apr 08, 2008 13:26 IST

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The Indo-German naval exercises commenced on Tuesday morning with three German warships and two Indian naval vessels participating in it.

The exercises, lasting for about 10 hours, will include seamanship exercise, communication, exchange of personnel and flying exercises, Southern Naval command sources said.

About 300 personnel from the Indian Navy and 700 officials, including women, from the German Navy, are participating in the exercises.
Commander of the 2nd Flotilla Rear Admiral Karl-Wilhelm Bollow is also here to review the exercises.

After the basic exercises with the Southern Naval command, the vessels will move to the Goa coast for exercises with the Western Naval Command for more advanced and technical exercises, including Anti Submarine exercises.

Indian naval vessels -- INS Tir and INS Krishna -- would be participating in the exercises.