Currently, Russia and India are implementing several joint military programs. The most important are the production and upgrading of the BrahMos missile and the construction of fifth-generation supersonic fighters, among other things. It would be desirable to see the level of cooperation that we have achieved in the field of defence maintained in other areas, especially in trade and science and technology. The upcoming exercises will add considerably to Russian-Indian military cooperation. The situation around the world changes from year to year, and therefore the goals and objectives of these exercises also change. What do you consider their purpose to be at this moment?
Joint naval exercises have grown in importance in recent years because of the threat of piracy, which has become a danger to the ships of practically ever country involved in international commercial shipping. Russia and India have repeatedly suffered heavy losses due to international piracy on shipping lanes. If we work together to develop methods to counter this threat together, both countries will benefit.
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*Russian cruiser Pyotr Veliky in India